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Gender Ratio of Alleged Victims (John Jay Figure 3.5.1)

By Diogenes (articles ) | Mar 01, 2004

The chart says it all.

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  • Posted by: - Mar. 07, 2004 7:42 PM ET USA

    It is the responsibility of the Bishop to ensure the seminaries are teaching church doctrine. All Educators in Catholic schools from elementary on through colleges and semaries should be required to sign a statement that they (the educator) is in communion with the Holy Father and the teachings of Mother Church.

  • Posted by: - Mar. 02, 2004 3:15 PM ET USA

    The chart is bad enough, but recognize too that the time periods being compared are different and the current period is not better than the first period under review. When adjusted for 15, 10, 10, 10 and 13 years respectively for each of the bar groups, the abuse in the 1st and last group appear to be the same. Where can we get the actual numbers for each year 44/59? I'd be willing to bet the problem was virtually non-existent prior to 1950.

  • Posted by: Fr. William - Mar. 02, 2004 12:03 PM ET USA

    Diogenes, can we send a copy of this graph to all the bishops in the United States, so that they might "get the picture" and the Truth?... along with a note of encouragement to promote the the Church's Teaching on the Sacred Priesthood of Jesus Christ and the virtues of obedience, humility and celibacy... and let us acknowledge that there are a few bishops who are doing just that, where strong, holy vocations are surfacing and persevering.

  • Posted by: - Mar. 01, 2004 10:16 PM ET USA

    I knew that inclusion of statistics from the 1950's was a canard. This abuse problem exploded in the 1960's. Why did Our Lady of Fatima ask that her secret be revealed by "1960?" Because we would be able to see the prophecy within the secret coming true at that time and be converted. The Church is being crucified in our times and only the tiniest number of her faithful are at the cross where they belong. Apostasy. Heresy. Scandal. Indifference. Politics. Where are Faith, Hope and Charity?

  • Posted by: John J Plick - Mar. 01, 2004 10:10 PM ET USA

    No doubt a very clever optical illusion. All we have to do is clean our glasses. JP

  • Posted by: - Mar. 01, 2004 7:40 PM ET USA

    For me, seminary life 45/51. Not one case of questionable behavior - not one ever heard of in six years. HUNDREDS of classmates. Traditional sem life broke down in late 50s under control of confused administrators, press of war vets, deficient personal spiritual dir. and latent Modernism. Result? Look at the chart. Solution? Close the seminaries, throw out most of the faculty and start over again with traditional life and spiritual direction, and frequent confession required for everyone.

  • Posted by: - Mar. 01, 2004 6:58 PM ET USA

    Do heterosexual males abuse little boys?

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