Some people in the Church have done very bad things. You say that it’s not “remotely” close reason, but you’ve not lived the life of someone who’s had a family member have their life near-destroyed by a very bad sinner—a sinner who was not stopped until things got far beyond the archdioceses level.
People are human, and we have our human frailties. When bad things happen and they are so far beyond the scope…when you have priests telling you “wow that’s wrong” but have no way of dealing with it…when you watch your world crumble—and your very home and livelihood (or that of a close relative)–threatened and it takes years to resolve…it might not matter if the hierarchy “made it right” eventually. Especially when there is no apology and no remuneration (as the church would demand of a sinner) except a very callous…well X was wrong and gave bad information to the hierarchy. X was fired.
One of my brother’s fears wishes he could be Catholic…but he is fearful he, too, could lose everything unjustly…with not so much as an “I’m sorry”. So he attends another church…Christian…becuase he doesn’t want to leave Christ.
For myself? I do practice but I’m not sure I will ever really involve my children in church activities and affairs beyond basic education. I will teach them the faith as given by the Church, use materials approved by the USCCB, but I don’t think that besides the basics…or beside charitable activities that do not require any leadership commitments we will ever be a part of the Church as my family was.