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Author reports high rate of falsely accused priests

Catholic World News - January 06, 2012

In an interview with Catholic World Report, Dave Pierre, the author of Catholic Priests Falsely Accused, offers evidence for a media double standard surrounding coverage of abuse cases and states that high numbers of accused priests have been falsely accused.

“One can examine the number of Boston priests who were found to have committed abuse versus the number of those whose cases were studied and found to be false,” he says. “In the end, one can demonstrate the sobering figure that one-third of accused priests in the Archdiocese of Boston were accused falsely.”

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  • Posted by: koinonia - Jan. 07, 2012 1:46 PM ET USA

    Yet another lamentable consequence of the clerical abuse scandal in the Church. We are indignant, and we cry, "Foul!" But it is with a relative futility entirely avoidable if the responsble prelates and Church authorities had themselves cried "Foul!" a long time ago. So many repercussions; so much pain. It is enough to make one physically ill.

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