Nowhere is the modern upside down world more observable than with our Bishops and their misappropriation of the lay pecuniary donations in their coffers.
The following chart only lists 12 Dioceses, since many of the United States Dioceses are not forthcoming about their finances even though they publicly repeat the fallacy that they are “transparent” and have nothing to hide. Around the country, there have been massive payouts because of the sexual scandals with minors; mostly post pubescent boys. If we are being honest; homosexual acts. Many of the chart numbers below are years in the past with no new updates.
Archdiocese of Los Angeles $740 Million 2019 NPR News
Archdiocese of Chicago $200 Million 2019 AP
Diocese of San Diego $198 Million 2007 AP
Diocese of Dallas $120 Million 1998 Buffalo News
Diocese of Syracuse $100 Million 2023 NBC News
Archdiocese of Boston $85 Million 2016 Fox News
Archdiocese of Philadelphia $81 Million 2022 Catholic Philly
Diocese of Bridgeport $56 Million 2019 Judge Holtzberg Report
Archdiocese of New York $55 Million 2022 Reuters
Archdiocese of Hartford $50 Million 2021 Fox News
Archdiocese of Miami $26 Million 2022 Wikipedia
Diocese of Buffalo $17.5 Million 2019 Buffalo News (Now Bankrupt 2023)
In 2018, Newsweek reported that the Catholic Church nationally had paid out over 4 Billion dollars in settlements. That is a 5 year old number and it is still staggering. By comparison, the total for the United States Public School Districts (same time period 1998 to 2023) sexual misconduct pay outs is a bit under 1 Billion; by the most reliable information I could find.
The Catholic Church has paid out four times more than the USA school districts combined. There are less than 30,000 Catholic priests in the USA and over 3.8 million teachers in our schools. These are disparate numbers of an epic proportion. The monetary damages are scandalous given the amount of predation in our schools going without a comparable recompense.
Keep in mind, Dr. Gene Abel did a 1994 Study of 435 pedophiles. He found that the average pedophile had molested 148 children. Let that number sink in to your brain. These studies are not being done today because of social pressure and a huge lobby from many sectors not to shed light on what is happening. Right now, it is safe to say that at least 200,000 minors are trafficked every year into the USA. The US State Department says between 300,000 to 400,000 minors are trafficked over international borders worldwide, but the lion’s share come to the USA since there is a huge demand here.
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