Challenge Grant: Our Boosters will match donations up to $45,000. We have $36,944 to go. Please donate!
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

see what you get for $1.8 million?

By Diogenes (articles ) | Nov 19, 2009

Researchers at New York's John Jay College of Criminal Justice were unable to find a connection between priests who shave their legs and global climate change:

Some Catholic leaders have contended that because 80 percent of the abuse victims were male, the crisis must have been caused by gay priests acting out. But Dr. Terry said she found that abusers were confused about their sexuality and had poor social skills, but had no clear pattern of homosexual behavior.

I guess that settles that.

An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:

Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!

Our Fall Campaign
Progress toward our year-end goal ($125,323 to go):
$150,000.00 $24,677.05
84% 16%
Sound Off! CatholicCulture.org supporters weigh in.

All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!

Show 6 Comments? (Hidden)Hide Comments
  • Posted by: Paladin - Nov. 19, 2009 5:59 PM ET USA

    Congratulations Bishops, Dignity is thrilled with your findings. I'm not sure Christ is as happy.

  • Posted by: sparch - Nov. 19, 2009 12:07 PM ET USA

    Even if the perpetrators were confused, it is easily discernible to those on the outside looking in. Lets call it what it is. These were homosexual acts committed by those priests in the Catholic Church.

  • Posted by: Hal - Nov. 19, 2009 11:42 AM ET USA

    Near 100% concurrence of male on male behavior and "no clear pattern of homosexual behavior". I really don't know where to begin with that. For bogus social science studies, even that is breathtaking. My hat's off to them.

  • Posted by: Ken_H - Nov. 19, 2009 10:57 AM ET USA

    Question: How *could* you know clearly identify a pattern of homosexual behavior?

  • Posted by: adamah - Nov. 19, 2009 10:45 AM ET USA

    "Confused about their sexuality..."??????? Let me see. If I have sex with another man it is not homosexual behavior if I am confused. The mental sumersaults are astounding. This is one of the best agruements against giving the USCCB ANY MONEY WHATSOEVER! They simply cannot use is responsibly.

  • Posted by: patriot6908 - Nov. 19, 2009 10:18 AM ET USA

    It's those poor social skills...not knowing which fork goes where at each table setting that does it every time.

Fall 2014 Campaign
Subscribe for free
Shop Amazon
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Recent Catholic Commentary

Is Cardinal Kasper losing his grip? 1 hours ago
The Pope is not the problem 22 hours ago
Do not confuse sacramental discipline and Catholic doctrine. 24 hours ago
Ignatius Press into the Breach: Trumping the Kasper Proposal October 22
Has the Vatican finally discovered how to avoid inaccurate English translations? October 22

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days
Key synod report calls for 'gradualism' in Church response to irregular family situations CWN - October 13
As synod concludes, bishops issue message, approve document; Pope weighs in CWN - October 20
Cardinal Parolin: UN must protect innocents from Islamic State CWN - September 30
Synod of Bishops opens with Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica CWN - October 6