I made a few donations to Salesians Missions - it seems caring & helpful. A more thorough search on Brave search engine quickly found they have a long history of protecting pedophile priests.
For similar reasons, I stopped donating to OxFam.
Once you start researching a lot of these charities, it's alarming what you find. I still give to a few, but mostly local things I can verify as not involved in trafficking.
As a "recovering Catholic" reader of another stack, I posted a comment.
Someone came out of the woodwork to lambaste me, came after me hard, blathering righteously about the "Latin Mass", and that I would not have "gone astray" had I ever participated in one...
I replied, kindly, that I am 65, and had (forcibly) "participated" in many of those rituals, as well as others which harmed me as a child, in both Canada and Italy.
"The Church" has been harboring these types of criminals, and absorbing them into other diocese, since forever.
In Italy, the Pope, who advocated for all good Catholics to line up for their Covid19 shots, is currently advocating for illegal migrants who are beating one another with sticks and stones in Lampedusa...
There's a video out there, shot on the cell phone of a migrant...
Looked a lot like this:
Not a recovering Catholic, but a suggestion that made sense to me was priests should get married. Surely won't solve all the problems, but requiring priests to be celibate is like trying to keep a wolf in your apartment.
Good for you for looking at where your money goes. Since philanthropathy became a thing, it's hard to know!
On the other hand, can 1.3 billion believers be wrong?
Thanks Jen. For details of the root of the issue, read "The Great Controversy Between Christ And Satan", written in the 1800's by Ellen G. White. The pope and the Catholic church throughout history are covered in detail. The organization is basically organized crime. My solution, when it works and if it's possible, is to give directly to those in need. Peace.
Why do you focus on this particular relatively obscure denomination?
By this logic, shouldn't you be writing off the Catholic Church as a whole?
Or at least dioceses in Boston, Baltimore, Charleston, Tucson, Dallas, Phoenix, Fairbanks, Chicago, New York City, New Jersey, Louisville, Portland, Denver, Iowa, Milwaukee, Duluth, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Philadelphia, Harrisburg, Wilmington, Bridgeport, Honolulu, New Orleans, Spokane, Palm Beach, Los Angeles, Sacramento, San Diego, Orange County and Eureka, California - Nova Scotia, Quebec, and so on - Manchester, England as well as numerous dioceses across Great Britain, Ireland, Europe and Australia?