(I'm not beating up on the church just giving support to how the groups becomes a gang against victims out of fear of reprisal.
I do beat up on the church for allowing it to continue, they are in a position to stop it, and have not. There can be no holiness in such people, both the perpetrators, and those who protect the perpetrators. I think many priests will find surprise when the pearly gates are closed to them for turning a blind eye.
“Your only limit within reason, is the one that you set up in your own mind.” Napoleon Hill, The Law of Success, 1925.