Reply to post: Please drop the pedophile priest stereotype

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Please drop the pedophile priest stereotype

Replying to "that's the easy one..... the hard one is getting AI to spot the non paedophile priests."

According to the John Jay report (The Nature and Scope of Sexual Abuse of Minors by Catholic Priests and Deacons in the United States 1950–2002), four percent of clerics were accused of sexual offences against children. Of the victims, eighty percent were male. Of this group, 77 percent were over the age of eleven.

From https://doi.org/10.1179/002436311803888276:

"The John Jay report findings led some to conclude that the problem was not classic pedophilia, but homosexual acts by priests with adolescent boys."

So you have very few priests being accused (compared to the popular stereotype), and of these, most are not pedophiles but opportunistic homosexuals.

Add a clique of powerful homosexuals helping to cover all of this up and you have a pretty unpleasant picture.

If one positive thing can be said, it seems that most of the cases coming to light are historical ones, from which one might possibly conclude that the Church has been somewhat successful in vetting those that enter the vocation. One can only hope.

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