Catholic apologists are at it again. These robed public relations promoters are trying to bury the horrific criminal acts thousands of priests committed throughout the world. Rape and brutal sodomizing torture of untold numbers of innocents is euphemistically being characterized as "molestation," supposedly only occurring in decades past.
Rape and a violent, destructive and abusive course of conduct used in order to force sexual intercourse on a trusting child is what occurred.
However, the more benign word "molestation," denoting unwanted, annoying, pestering of a child with sexual attentions, apparently, is the preferred term of Catholic leadership currently being fanned out in the media.