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.
Don't know where you got your numbers, but given your history, they are likely BS. "You read" that for teachers "it's as high as 10%"? Oh, you read that? That's quite a source.
Anyway, a big difference between the Catholic church and a Protestant church or a Jewish synagogue is how the organization is set up. Most churches and synogogues are independent entities. They are basically on their own. They do their own hiring/firing. They are not part of a larger organization with control over them. There's not a bureaucracy to ignore what happened, cover it up and and simply place the offender somewhere else.