Catholic sex abuse can be dismissed as common in society so there for it is normal of the priesthood and should not diminish the church?
If it is so normal then where are the other types of criminals in the priesthood and church, like murderers, drug dealers, cheats, thieves etc., that are also found in society?
Is not the church supposed to be a better way or leaders of a better way?
For that is what Jesus was about. Or at least so told the stories of him.
The Church has denied soooooooo much and only changed their position when it benefited the church to do so, not those who have been victims of the church, ie Galileo.