The US bishops can send the money to me because I have the answer to their query (although it is an answer that they obviously do not want to hear).
"... by an apparently unanimous voice vote the [American] bishops approved a commitment of up to $1 million from the quasi-endowment fund to help fund a major study on the causes and context of clergy sexual abuse of minors over the past half-century."
What is the cause of clergy sexual abuse of minors?
TOO MANY JUDASES IN THE PRIESTHOOD.
Pope John Paul II explained it this way in his April 2002 address to the U.S. Cardinals:
Or as Father Richard John Neuhaus put it, taking his cue from John Paul II, THE REAL ISSUE IS FIDELITY.
"The abuse of the young is a grave symptom of a crisis affecting not only the Church but society as a whole. It is a deep-seated crisis of sexual morality, even of human relationships, and its prime victims are the family and the young ..."
"... People need to know that there is no place in the priesthood and religious life for those who would harm the young. They must know that Bishops and priests are totally committed to the fullness of Catholic truth on matters of sexual morality, a truth as essential to the renewal of the priesthood and the episcopate as it is to the renewal of marriage and family life."
"The simple fact is that, if priests and bishops had been faithful to the church's teaching and their sacred vows, there would be no scandal. Jesus asks in Luke 18, "When the Son of man returns, will he find faith on earth?" The crisis created by clerical sexual scandals is essentially about three things: fidelity, fidelity, and fidelity."On second thought, the bishops, with all that money to burn, can split the difference between Pope John Paul II and Father Neuhaus. I'd be grateful if they'd simply do what they're supposed to do: get down on their knees and pray.
The bishops would also do well to read the study by Clowes and Sonnier entitled, Child Molestation by Homosexuals and Heterosexuals.