From the Daily Monitor:
"Child sex abuse is a sad social evil not limited to the Catholic Church. Sam Miller gives us some statistics: while 1.7 per cent of Catholic priests have been guilty of paedophile, 10 per cent of Protestant clergy has been found guilty of the same crime. 12 per cent of 300 Protestant clergy surveyed admitted to sexual relations with a parishioner, 38 per cent accepted to have had inappropriate sexual contact, 41.8 per cent of women clergy reported unwanted sexual behaviour, 17 per cent of lay women have been sexually harassed (study by United Methodist Church, USA)"
While all cases of sexual abuse are evil and wrong, why have other Churches with higher percentages of sexual abuse not been targeted by our media? Could it be that other Churches include an agenda of acceptance of homosexuality? Or women priests? Do these other Churches stand up on the side of moral moral absolutes or on the side of moral relativism? Is it because the Catholic Church shines a light and is a threat to the dark side of this secularist society?
"It is not appropriate to call all Catholic priests names. In the United States, the Catholic Church still educates 2.6 million students daily. It still runs 230 colleges with a total of 700,000 students in the US alone. It runs 637 hospitals and is next only to the federal government in the provision of social services. With 64 million members in the US, plus a two per cent increase in the last two years, the Catholic Church is the largest single church in the United States. The US Conference of Catholic Bishops has mechanisms in place to guard against the sex abuse of minors by any adult working for the church in parishes, schools, hospitals, orphanages and so on. The mechanisms are working because there are no fresh reports of abuse of minors. So, do not be afraid."