Thursday, February 26, 2004
162 Boston Priests Faced Abuse Claims|
On the eve of the release of a nationwide study of sex abuse in the Roman Catholic Church, the Boston archdiocese said yesterday that 162 of its priests -- 7 percent of all who have served since 1950 -- have been accused of molesting minors, and that it has spent $120 million to settle related lawsuits.The Catholic Church must reconsider it's celibacy policy. I don't believe celibacy is causing priests to become child molesters. I believe that the celibacy policy attracts men with abusive tendencies who hope a celibate lifestyle will cure them of their desire. It's obviously not working.