Men died too young after they were raped and sexually assaulted by Ryan. He was a protected species who could and should have been stopped from the early 1970s, but wasn’t because of the senior clerics above who covered up his crimes.
This is your church, is the message from Hunter survivor Scott Hallett, who was nine when Ryan gave him alcohol with other young altar boys, committed oral sex against them in a group, and directed them to attempt anal intercourse with each other.
Ryan is still a priest. He has not been defrocked despite spending more than 14 years in jail after his first convictions in 1996 and 1997, and again in 2016, and again in 2019.