“A scathing report from Attorney General Lisa Madigan finds the number of Catholic priests accused of sexual abuse against children in Illinois is much higher than previously acknowledged.” Chicago Tribune: More than 500 priests accused of sexual abuse not yet publicly identified by Catholic Church. We’ve become desensitized by the vast number of these stories. But keep in mind, we’re talking about the number of perpetrators. The number of victims is much, much higher. And we’re talking about one state. This is an ongoing crime of historic proportions for which almost no one has paid a price.