Law, culture, and Catholicism...up in smoke!
Friday, October 16, 2009
NY Times Article on Priest Scandal
I also have one question. The article says: "A landmark study in 1990 by the scholar A. W. Richard Sipe, a former Benedictine, found that 20 percent of Catholic priests were involved in continuing sexual relationships with women, and an additional 8 percent to 10 percent had occasional heterosexual relationships." 20% in continuing sexual relationships, plus another 10% in occasional sexual relationships? Doesn't this sound a little exaggerated? Does anyone have a sense as to whether this study is accurate or whether there is a better estimate?
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