Yes, it is really sad that parents actually are willing to trust their priests. If the church officials had taken action as soon as they were aware, and notified police, and DONE THE RIGHT THING, then at least parents could know that these kinds of problems will not be tolerate. That is just not the case. There have been just too many cover-ups, scandals, and "re-assigning" of pedophile priests to even take them seriously anymore. They wonder why their population dwindles; it is because its followers cannot even trust the Catholic Church to protect them from itself. Then they whine and cry that they are being unfairly treated and singled out, trying to draw attention away from appalling behavior that is illegal and ungodly. As an institution so quick to judge others, the Vatican really needs to take a look at itself.