How the Catholic church used a ‘playbook’ to cover up abuse in Pennsylvania and sent priests to ‘treatment centers’ – but many ignored the advice

Saturday, August 18, 2018
By Paul Martin

A grand jury report revealed that hundreds of Roman Catholic priests in Pennsylvania have molested more than 1,000 children
It found that the church systematically covered up the abuse using ‘a playbook for concealing the truth’
State AG Josh Shapiro said: ‘We saw Catholic priests weaponizing their faith… and all the while the bishops, the monsignors, the cardinals covered it up’
The FBI’s National Center for the Analysis of Violent Crime found that the church used a number of techniques for avoiding bringing attention to assault claims
Such as never using words such as rape in reference to such claims, but simply calling them ‘boundary issues’ or ‘inappropriate contact’
Priests would be transferred to a new parish where no one knew his reputation or taken to a church-run institute for evaluation if claims mounted up

By HANNAH PARRY
DAILYMAIL.COM
17 August 2018

An FBI investigation has found that the Catholic church had a ‘playbook’ for covering up sex abuse crimes by its priests.

A grand jury report released Tuesday, revealed that hundreds of Roman Catholic priests in Pennsylvania have molested more than 1,000 children and that senior church officials, including the now archbishop of Washington, D.C. covered up the abuse.

The report said the numbers of actual victims and abusers could be much higher.

It found that the church systematically covered up the abuse using ‘a playbook for concealing the truth.’

State Attorney General Josh Shapiro said at a news conference: ‘We saw Catholic priests weaponizing their faith, using their faith as a tool of the abuse, and all the while the bishops, the monsignors, the cardinals covered it up.’

The grand jury report found that while each case differed slightly, they way the church handled them was ‘as if there was a script,’ the York Daily Record reports.

‘While each church district had its idiosyncrasies,’ the grand jury reported, ‘the pattern was pretty much the same. The main thing was not to help children, but to avoid ‘scandal.’ That is not our word, but theirs.’

The FBI’s National Center for the Analysis of Violent Crime found that the church used a number of techniques for avoiding bringing attention to assault claims.

Such as never using words such as rape in reference to such claims, but simply calling them ‘boundary issues’ or ‘inappropriate contact’

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