Aus- Catholic University approved research into paedophile clergy, SNAP responds

Once again, evidence surfaces that Catholic officials deliberately hid known and suspected child sex crimes from law enforcement officials. It's particularly disturbing, however, that academics played a role in this reckless deception.

No one should ever underestimate how shrewd and determined Catholic officials are in keeping a lid on this horror, under a range of often-innocuous sounding pretenses.

We strongly suspect that church officials were- and remain - far more interested in keeping crimes secret than in understanding criminals' psyches.

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