An updated perspective on clergy sexual abuse

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Recent events regarding child sexual abuse committed by Catholic priests in Europe and Brazil have yet again resulted in a tremendous amount of media attention and frenzy regarding this topic. There has been a frantic and almost hysterical reaction to the allegations, convictions, and resignations of priest sex offenders. Yet, important available information about this problem is frequently just not addressed and many myths about priest sex offenders and their victims abound.


Original version published in 2002.


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