How to Catch a Catholic Priest

7 min readMar 12, 2023

Anyone can be found

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In my work as a researcher looking into matters of historical child sexual abuse, I’m often called upon to ‘find’ a person accused of sexually assaulting a child, an event which may have occurred many years in the past.

But let me first define the terms I’m using and the scope of the operations. To be clear, this is not…