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Quis custodit custodes?

By Diogenes (articles ) | Apr 07, 2003

Researchers have identified a pattern in the molestation crisis afflicting the Roman Catholic Church: most of the victims are older boys.

So begins an article by Rachel Zoll from March of last year. Hardly a surprising finding, you might think, but that's because you're not in the sex abuse industry. The Vatican's recent symposium on child abuse delivered the "state of the art information" that -- wait for it -- "the majority of cases in the American crisis involve adolescent males victimized by adult gay priests." And the concern we should have as a consequence of these discoveries is increased protection for vulnerable boys, right? Wrong again.

"What I'm afraid of is we're going into this witch hunt for gays,'' said the Rev. Stephen Rossetti, a psychologist and sex abuse consultant to the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.

Rossetti, the former CEO of the St. Luke Institute, is the author of the article mentioned below in support of "reintegrating pedophiles." He was invited to address the bishops in Dallas this year, and had a ring-side seat at the Vatican symposium in question. Surprised? Neither am I.

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