At least 1,000 children suffered horrific sexual abuse at the hands of over 300 priests in six Roman Catholic dioceses in the state of Pennsylvania over a period of 70 years.
The shocking revelation was detailed in a grand jury report released on Aug. 16.
In response, many churches in the northeast responded to the allegations, for the first time by holding a "Mass of Forgiveness."
Predictably, a lot of people were upset with the event, which, according to many did not do justice to the hundreds of victims of horrific sexual abuse and assault that spanned over decades, especially considering how the Catholic Church and the religious leadership has been consistently criminally silent and complicit in the abuse over the years.
You monsters don’t get to absolve yourselves until every priest you’ve protected has been prosecuted and @PAcatholic pays back the millions spent covering up for these rapists and pedophiles while you lobbied relentlessly against better laws for victims! https://t.co/0Tjd6lLaQt— Brian Sims (@BrianSimsPA) August 18, 2018
Hey Catholic church instead of mass for forgiveness how about a mass of fucking accountability!— Dixon D. White (@TheDixonWhite) August 21, 2018
Isn't a bit premature for a mass of forgiveness. Strikes me it's instead of accountability and restitution. Need to have those things first— VH Breemen (@VHvB229) August 20, 2018
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