Sounds like a bizarre question – but if one considers the reality that has emerged over the last decade, this correlation is clearly obvious and frightening. Reports of crimes such as human trafficking and abuses against children are not new, but the surfacing of the number and extent of powerful entities with global reach and their deep rooted ties to unspeakable horrors against children is becoming clear.
Consider three of the most powerful governmental and religious entities the world has ever seen:
The Catholic Church
The Catholic Church with its 1.2 billion followers is a powerful global organization. For decades, the Catholic Church has been exposed as a cabal of sexual predators. From Australia to Ireland, from Boston to Argentina, in every major country and in every US State, reports of abuses by Church authorities have come to light. According to the BBC, “A Church-commissioned report in 2004 said more than 4,000 US Roman Catholic priests had faced sexual abuse allegations in the last 50 years, in cases involving more than 10,000 children – mostly boys.” And these are just those abuses reported, just the tip of the iceberg.
As if this was not enough evidence alone, the reality that the Church leadership for decades, maybe centuries, covered up such abuses and even protected pedophiles in their ranks by moving them from one parish to another. Clearly, the Catholic Church was not only aware of such abuses as well as aware of the extent of the problem, but also worked to enable and protect the abusers. Read more