However you also need to understand the times a lot of these things happened (I am of course talking about a lot of the past stuff that is only now being dealt with). A lot of those parents were not raised to talk about sex, good or bad, they were also raised in an indoctrinated church upbringing which stated categorically that the priest never does anything wrong. If the priest does do something wrong refer to the fact they they don’t. And the last thing you do is cause an issue because then you find you are no longer part of the church and you and your kids don’t get to heaven because the priests won’t allow it. Superstitious indoctrinated tripe but none the less believed and these people were afraid. And well, you know kids, they like to dramatise everything so why would you believe them.
For pete’s sake my family aren’t even RCC and i never went to an RCC school or church and they never believed anything i said about the teachers at school. Only after the issues i talked about came from other adults did they even consider it (nothing ever happened to me but i saw plenty).