She illustrates her essay with a graph "put together by the archdiocese" that shows the number of abuse cases charged for each year from 1931 to 2006.
The chart indicates that the cases charged each year began to rise in the late 1940s, jumped in the late 1950s, reached their highest in the 1960s and 1970s through 1981, and have tailed off since 1982.
We should note that the rise in abuse cases among the clergy and the rest of society began after the liar and bisexual monster Alfred Kinsey issued his widely publicized but fraudulent "report" in 1947 that falsely claimed "children are sexual from birth" and most men commit sex offenses and perversions.
That "report" prompted state legislatures in the next 20 years to weaken and even abolish laws against sex crimes and to put burdens on crime victims, such as opening their past history to questioning in open court.
The Kinsey "report" also greased the skids to mainstreaming pornography, to the 1960s explosion of sexual sins and to the creation of the field of "sexperts" who have exposed even seminarians and priests to pornographic sex miseducation that teaches that sexual sins are not sins.
Sister Sheila says that starting in 1987, the Archdiocese initiated "ever more effective methods for dealing with claims of abuse."
She does not mention the, ah, less than "effective methods" the Cardinal took with Michael Wempe and Michael S. Baker.
We should not let what our long-deceased Cardinals did or did not do distract us from what needs doing now.
Even in the wreckage of the trail of victims, of perceived cover-ups, of scandal, and of loss of faith, not to mention $774 million in payouts, the Cardinal still presents us with Religious Education Congress speakers who tell us to read homosexual books and see homosexual propaganda movies.
Something is still wrong, and some things have got to change. Do you agree?
(Yes, of course I know that not all the molestations have been homosexual. But the majority have been.)