Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Generations Betrayed

Only a small minority of American priests--2-3 percent, by most calculations--were ever accused of sexual abuse, whereas the vast majority of bishops were involved in the cover-up effort. Nevertheless all priests were treated like members of a suspect class, while bishops preserved all their dignity and privileges.
--Philip F. Lawler, The Faithful Departed: The Collapse of Boston's Catholic Culture (2008), p. 191

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