Many news outlets are reporting that there is a “smoking gun” letter from the “Vatican” that instructed them not to report abuse claims and threatened them with repercussions. At the time of this writing, a Google search shows 528 stories with this same basic theme.
Problem is, its all a lie!
Oh there is a letter, but it does not say what they allege it says and that should be obvious to anyone with a single fair bone in their bodies.
I will not spend any time here explaining why its a lie because I could not possibly do it any better than Jimmy Akin has already done it.