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9 Myths about Priestly Pedophilia

The horror and tragedy of priests involved in the sexual abuse of minors can hardly be overstated, but some of the reporting has contained falsehoods and downright fabrications. So Crisis has put together a list of the ten most common false media claims along with fact-filled responses to them.

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The Myth of the Pedophile Priest

I am in no sense soft on the issue of child abuse. My concern over the pedophile priest issue is not to defend evil clergy, or a sinful church, but I am worried that justified anger over a few awful cases might be turned into ill-focused attacks against innocent clergy.

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