Is genocide a term that just gets thrown around these days? Not to mention equating the Catholic church to Nazi Germany…
I see I’m in hostile territory. And from your posts I don’t have any hope in us seeing eye to eye.
But I’ll make an attempt to add some perspective.
In Christianity there’s little more important than the salvation of the soul. It’s that primarily which motivated and motivates missionaries to go forego material wellbeing and quite possibly their life - one such story I think being recounted in the article posted here - to minister among such people groups; not some grand scheme of cultural genocide or whatever you want to call it. Then also, the commandment to care for the poor and sick. Which is why schools, hospitals and universities were established.
Another thing. Hindsight is 20/20, all the more so via the lens of 21st century moral ideals. I’m highly sceptical of the notion that whatever the shortcomings in the conditions in these schools were they were for nefarious purposes. I get the impression boarding schools in general were miserable places. Our ideas and understanding around education and discipline has changed over time as we learn from our mistakes and failures.
And then, to suggest, as you do, along the lines that the churches exist merely for the propagation of genocide, tyranny and evil, or that that kiddy-diddling is among the organisational objectives of the RCC… well, if you undertake a strict regimen of confirmation bias then perhaps I can see how you may come to that conclusion.