Running the Numbers

 Posted by on 13 June 2002 at 11:26 am  Uncategorized
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Those defending the Catholic Church in the sex abuse scandal have thrown around a lot of numbers concerning the actual number of pedophile priests. The percentage is supposed to be vanishingly small, certainly no greater than found in religious denominations that allow married clergy. I have long wondered how the apologists arrived at these numbers, as much of the scandal involves the concealment data from outside sources. As it turns out, I had good reason to be suspicious, as this Washington Post article indicates. (Link thanks to Instapundit.)

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