Philip Jenkins on Catholic Sex Abuse

Philip Jenkins, in his 2003 (copyright year, so presumably composed, at least in part, one or more years earlier) book, The New Anti-Catholicism: The Last Acceptable Prejudice, writes the following:

Meanwhile, the mass media reported sympathetically on extreme charges about the sexual abuse of children, including numerous instances in which abuse was first recalled in adulthood. Whatever the truth of the charges (and most would today find them shaky)…