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There is no doubt about it that the Catholic Church in America has been damaged by the scandal of sexual abuse at the hands of clerics. Starting with the explosive reporting and investigating by the Boston Globe back in 2002 and continuing up to this day with the defrocking of the ex-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick sexual abuse by priests has been at the forefront of the news.

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YAKIMA — The Roman Catholic Diocese of Yakima has established a website listing the names of priests and deacons with substantiated allegations of sexual abuse of a minor during their time of Central Washington ministry from 1955 – 2017, with a significant majority reported during the past 20 years.

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Yakima posted a page with a document listing names of priests and deacons with substantiated allegations of sexual abuse of a minor on Wednesday, July 10 — more than 17 years following the Boston Globe’s investigation of the scandal titled, “Spotlight Investigation: Abuse in the Catholic Church.”

Parents worry that ‘snooping in their child’s bedroom’ is an invasion of privacy, but not making a regular inspection can lead to trouble, area youth experts warn.