In the last few days I have been made aware of deaths in Ireland of babies in a home for unmarried mothers This was in the Washington Post first and has only today appeared in the UK press (Guardian). See http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jun/04/claim-of-800-childrens-bodies-buried-at-irish-home-for-unwed-mothers .
Last year I saw the film Mea Maxima Culpa about how the Catholic Church deliberately covered up child abuse in the priesthood, see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mea_Maxima_Culpa:_Silence_in_the_House_of_God . Right up to the Pope the cover-up went on. Dreadful!
Other religions and religious groups may be as bad, but what is becoming public knowledge about the Catholic Church is nothing short of a scandal. Why? It is totally un-Christian. I am sure, not that many years ago, other Christian Churches acted in similar ways. What I find despicable is that publically they pretend to be so "holy". It is a sham.