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Friday, February 18, 2005  

More abuses reported in Catholic Church

Keep in mind that these are reports of abuses which occurred in the past and are not claims of new abuses by priests.

BALTIMORE — The nation's Roman Catholic bishops said Friday that over the last year they received 1,092 new allegations of sexual abuse against at least 756 Catholic priests and deacons.

Last year, the bishops released an unprecedented statistical review that found 4,392 priests had been accused of molesting minors in 10,667 cases between 1950 and 2002.

But I am shocked at the number, 4,392, of priests accused living and dead. How many priests served in the church during the last fifty years? I believe that the average was about 50,000 priests per year. What the total would be for those 50 years, I couldn't guess.

posted by Mark Butterworth | 10:09 AM |