MadeNUSA saidAnd this is a surprise... why?
Not a surprise to me. When I was taught by Jesuits in the US, I saw & heard the following, with my own eyes & ears:
Boys taken out of class into the hallway, heard their faces being repeatedly slapped, and their cries, heard their heads being slammed into the wall, and seeing them return into the classrooom, faces red with slap marks, cheeks wet with tears, heads bleeding. And then after class, my going out into that hallway, and seeing where their heads had hit the wall, the smudge marks and blood still there. Yeah, tell me about Catholic mercy.
And myself? Slapped in the face many times, put into "stress" positions for violations of the rules. Watch the movie "Heaven Help Us" to see a very accurate portrayal of what we experienced, of mental & physical child abuse that was standard for Catholic Church students in the US.