the worst part is the major cover up was done by the most recent pope, who in the eyes of catholics is the closest to god on earth. So it leads me to believe that he didn't take these things seriously. Which means if the "man" closest to god doesn't take the church or GOD seriously why should anyone else.. It loses all its credibility. IMO the pedophile cover up makes everything the church says moot. Its also been going on since the 4th century. So this is a cover up that's been around basically forever.