Atheist Evolution has an interesting article on clergy sexual abuse and the Catholic Church in Ireland called Vatican Supports Culture of Secrecy with Child Abuse. He goes after Cardinal Brady, who failed to do the right thing, which was protect the children.
It is not in the scope of his duty to report child molesters to the authorities??
It is not in the scope of his duty to pass on information to anyone outside the church officials?
It is not even in the scope of his duty to inform the PARENTS of the possibility that their children might be in danger? (he interviewed the children, but did not pass on the danger that he discovered during those interviews)
It’s worth a read.