The Roman Catholic Church is the bastion of male hegemony. There are too many RCs on the SCOTUS.

It is not about the victims; it is about the witnesses who are to be intimidates by the sight of what happens to people who are not compliant with authoritarian norms. When control is the objective, there have to be innocent victims because dead people cannot do what they are told. Coerced obedience is what power lust demands. The real disaster is that the lust for power is never satisfied. So, the sacrifices go on and on.