A hallmark of irrational ideologies is the fear of a bogeyman: some inexplicable evil hiding just out of view. For leftism, the bogeyman is and always has been the Catholic Church: an institution swarming with the evils of oppression, ritual, and moral objectivism. A prime example of this bogeyman phenomenon may be observed in Canada. In 2021, leftists claimed to have found “evidence” of unmarked mass graves at predominantly Catholic-run boarding schools across Canada. It was alleged that over 200 children had been dumped into a pit at just one school; some schools were alleged to be the burial site of nearly 300 children. For leftists, this was confirmation that the Catholic Church is the bogeyman haunting society. …

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