Background: My wife and I are both Methodist Christians. I am friendly and respectful of Catholicism and am a regular listener of Catholic radio and like listening to EWTN. I’ve become a stronger Christian from it, I believe. I even donate money to the station I listen to.
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My wife, on the other hand, is not very friendly or open to Catholicism. She has noted my interest in Catholicism and (I suspect) tries to plant doubt. For example, we like to watch movies and take turns picking family movies to watch. She recently picked ‘Spotlight’ about the child abuse scandal in Boston around the turn of century. She also picked ‘Philomena’ once. Both movies paint Catholic Church leaders in a bad light. I responded by telling her that the Catholic Church is more open and accountable than it was in the past, but I don’t have specific details to give to prove it. My wife believes things haven’t changed much, as evidenced by a prominent local Catholic pastor currently being under investigation for child abuse. I told her they turned it over to local police detectives to investigate it instead of covering it up, which is a sign of transparency.
Question: Can anyone help provide info that shows how Catholic Church has become more accountable since the scandals?