This story virtually wrote itself as posts with comments from the USA appeared on the blog. We have also inserted a link to patheos.com, which may be useful in looking at some theology issues, if you're that way inclined. On the other hand, you may be interested to know that we will be returning to some fascinating facts and leave this page to speak for itself.
Below is a list of links that readers have kindly sent us. We have included them as part of this post for ease of access.
Bishop Dolan's interview with CBS's 60 minutes
Pastoral letter of Pope Benedict to the Catholics of Ireland
An article by Riazat Butt in the Guardian on the Irish abuse issue
Arizona "John Doe" Behind Latest Priest-Abuse Lawsuit Against Archdiocese of Philadelphia
Archbishop: Long-dead priest likely abused kids http://www.stltoday.com/news/state-and-regional/missouri/article_af241502-8d24-57ff-a1d7-6065fbf963ed.html
Nuns sue Boston Archdiocese over retirement funds