Source: Bodhi Thunder
Below is a link (A to Z) of a database of US Catholic Priests accused of sexual abuse
What is astounding about this database is the volume of Priests accused of sexual abuse here in the US. But we all know by now that the problem just isn't a US problem. It is a worldwide problem.
Just recently Belgium's longest serving Bishop resigned, saying he was sorry for abusing young boy when he was a priest.
The rot extends all the way to the very top. Pope Benedict has been embroiled in the scandal for his own actions in disregarding charges of sexual abuse. Numerous warnings went to the Vatican, including Ratzinger, in the Mid 90s about an American pedophile priest. Those warnings fell on deaf ears at the Vatican as the pedophile priest continued to molest deaf students at school. The Pope is also charged with allowing a German pedophile priest to continue in his ministry after receiving therapy. The priest went on to molest others.
What is just as disturbing is the Vatican had a policy of hiding the sex abuse by priests. This policy was issued by Archbishiop Ratzinger (now Pope Benedict). In a Vatican letter to Bishops in 2001, Ratzinger, while still a Cardinal, ordered bishops to keep quiet on sex abuse by priests.
A 'Pontifical Secret,' Ratzinger's 2001 Letter Ordered Bishops to be Quiet on Sex Abuse
Warnings of Sexual Abuse by Priest of Deaf Students fell on the Deaf Ears of Ratzinger