The last month has seen a blizzard of new sex abuse accusations against the Catholic Church from across the United States. Almost all of them -- and the intense media attention they've garnered -- can be traced to one man: a Minnesota lawyer named Jeff Anderson.
A lawsuit from the U.S. aims to place blame for priest sexual abuse at the highest levels of the Roman Catholic Church by claiming the Vatican controls leadership, fundraising and doctrine down to the lowest levels
But the Minnesota lawyer who filed the lawsuit calls that response "predictable" and tells AOL News that it's the same argument he heard back in the 1980s when he first began suing U.S. dioceses and bishops over allegations they knew about priests sexually abusing young boys and chose to do nothing about it.
A Mexican citizen is suing the Roman Catholic cardinals of Mexico City and Los Angeles over allegations they shuffled a Mexican pedophile priest between countries in the late 1980s.