Originally Posted by mnchiefsguy
I am not assuming anything...but even just one expands theses heinous crimes at an unacceptable rate. How many priests did Cardinal Law move around just on his own?
If the Catholic church does not want assumptions made about its clergy...it should be completely honest about the extent of the problem, which has now clearly been shown to be widespread throughout the world.
If the Pope were the head coach of Penn State, I don't think nearly as many people would be defending him....it can be argued that they are both guilty of the same offense.
The extent of the problem is that it was 2% of priests. If you want to say 4% that's still not most of them. It's just those priests did it to numerous children over many years. This is the same percent of cases as happens in other denominations who keep it quiet. Yes, protestants as well as rabbis too. With teachers, I've read it's as high as 10% and yes they move them around to other districts too. It's called "passing the trash." Families hide it, Boy Scouts hide it...Face it—people don't like to admit it happened in their group.
One of America's favorite pastimes is bashing the RCC. It's should be called a sport.