Originally Posted by BucEyedPea
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.
Any organization that conducts itself in such a manner would get an equal amount of criticism and scorn from me. And the people in those organizations should get prosecuted and sent to jail, in my opinion. The Catholic Church has earned its "bashing" by its own conduct. Any organization that engages in similar conduct is equally deserving of bashing.