We aren't the only ones in pain. C-Span is running a program based on statements concerning a child abuse report dealing with the Holy See. As an American, it is fascinating to watch. Speaker after speaker condemned the Vatican. The conduct being reported stems from a ten year period, ending two years ago. An official commission found disgusting statements. Vatican documents reveal much worry about its reputation and liability. The children are not mentioned in the documents. An American politician would never attack the Vatican so directly.
The program has been running for 45 minutes now and I have yet to hear a neutral comment towards the Church.