The Catholic Church: As Bad As The Taliban

by Ben Hoffman

More than half of Chicago’s Roman Catholic parishes have had a priest accused of sexually abusing a child working there at some point, according to a study released today that was quickly questioned by the Chicago Archdiocese.

In some cases, multiple priests accused of misconduct worked at the same church, according to the study, conducted by reform groups Voice of the Faithful, African American Advocates for Victims of Clergy Sexual Abuse and the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests.

“In almost 60 percent of the parishes, an accused predator worked there,” said Barbara Blaine, president of SNAP.

For example, from 1980 to 1990, 57.7% of Chicago parishes had an accused priest working there, said Bob Kopp, one of the study’s researchers and vice president of Chicagoland Voice of the Faithful. Other decades examined in the study had similar percentages of affected parishes, he said.

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2 Comments to “The Catholic Church: As Bad As The Taliban”

  1. Yeah, that’s what we need. A Catholic church that suppresses the rights of women to point where the family goat has more rights than they do.
    We need more stonings and burkhas.
    More women are not seen and not heard.
    More bombs and killings.
    Complete suppression of the people and complete oppression of Freedom.
    Yeah, that’s the ticket. 🙂

  2. Maybe you could get Whoopi and Joy to walk off their set for that too… 🙂

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