This is the biggest compensation payment the Church has made since the sexual abuse scandal erupted in 2002. It would take the total paid out by the Church in the US to $2bn since 1950, with the LA diocese paying about one quarter of that. Note the 'since ' and its implication: most of the $2bn that has been paid out for sexual abuse by priests was done before 'the sexual abuse scandal erupted in 2002', and demonstrates the extent to which the Roman Catholic Churche has tried to cover-up for their perverted clerics in the past.
As Cardinal Roger
The scale of the problem was indicated in a report commissioned in February 2004 by the Church wherein it acknowledged that more than 4,000 Roman Catholic priests in the US had faced sexual abuse allegations in the last 50 years.
Not content with being 'mind-fuckers', it seems that large numbers of Catholic priests want to be 'body-fuckers' too. So here's my suggestion to deal with their problem: instead of trusting their vow of celibacy, just castrate all the bastards who are in the priesthood!
Oh, final thought for all those so-called Xtian apologists out there: even without a vow of celibacy clerics are not allowed to sexually abuse those who are in their care, but then those of us who do not get our morality out of the Bible already know that.