Are There Any Roman Catholic Countries Low In Corruption & High In Social Trust To Compare With Anglo Countries?

Ryan White, director of the Netflix docu-series The Keepers, says: “Baltimore is a very Catholic city where the separation of church and state … there’s not a strong line of demarcation. There’s too much power of the Catholic Church in Baltimore and Father Maskell is a key figure in that. Father Maskell was the chaplain for the Baltimore Police, for the state police and for the Air National Guard. He was well-connected to politicians, gynecologists, psychiatrists. So when you have a church in a city like Baltimore that exerts such control and where priests — especially during this time period in the late ’60s and early ’70s — were chaplains administering to these institutions, that’s what can lead to these cover-ups. The documentary broadens in scope as it evolves into the modern day, but even in today’s Baltimore and Maryland, we still see the power exerted by the Catholic Church to prevent victims from getting any legal recourse.”

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