Now, naturally, the ideal solution would have been for the Catholic Church not to have spent the last, oh, say, hundred years systematically denying that sexual abuse by priests ever took place, or maybe not covering it up when it happened so that it was likely to happen time and time again, or perhaps being more vigilant and open in investigating claims of abuse at the time they happened so as to maybe allow for the possibility of actual evidence. But if wishes were horses, ten generations of psychologically scarred children would ride, am I right folks?
So, hooray for justice! Hooray for a legal system that is always happy to provide leeway for respectable institutions to duck their responsibilities! And hip-hip-hooray for the knowledge that, if someone ruins your innocence, even though decades may pass, someone who is perhaps also innocent but nonetheless extremely valuable symbolically will eventually pay for the crime!