Observe the recent scandal in the Scouts and the ease with which it has slipped from the media. We had a trail of commentators and supporters telling us how it's now all in the past and how everybody should just move on.The same thing that happened in the Church, happened across boys football in Britain, and all protected by the establishment. The more you think about it all, the more it really does reflect homosexuality and not paedophilia per se- but, as you say, with power, status, money, etc., at the helm.
I’d only add that when it comes to the rape gangs currently in operation in Britain, etc., that very much is to do with religion, and inspired by the example set before them.
But the CC won't be afforded the same leeway or fairness because the real issue isn't child protection.
The past will continue to be dug up - literally and figuratively - in order to attack the Church and to silence its voice.