07.14.2014 07:21 AM

No notes. No tapes. Nothing.

Oh, and he’s in his nineties, and he has an established bias.

But, by all means, let’s run his story around the world without asking for, you know, proof.




  1. Joe says:

    Pope Francis is 77 years old.

  2. nopw says:

    So lets say it’s only 1% – that makes it ok?

    The Catholic church has a deep rot.

    • Derek Pearce says:

      Exactly. Perhaps the reporter’s professionalism can be called into question, which is too bad because it distracts from the real problem within the church.

    • Just askin' says:

      Sexual predators will go wherever it is easiest for them to access victims. If you think the Catholic Church is the easiest place for pedophiles to access children, you are wrong. It is much easier for a pedophile to befriend his buddy’s children, volunteer with a youth organization or become a teacher or trusted sports coach.

  3. Proof? Have you read the newspapers in the last 30 years? Ballpark figure, sure, but it’s there.

  4. que sera sera says:

    Talk about diddling while Rome burns – arguing how many pedophiles screwed an entire organization on top of generations of children.

    Good grief.

  5. Barbara Swain says:

    So, Warren……. how do you rate your Jesuit sweet brothers on this contentious issue?

  6. sezme says:

    Are we looking for proof of pedophiles in the priesthood, or proof that the pope said that 2% or priests were pedophiles. If the latter, just ask the pope; if the former, just ask anyone who’s been paying attention in the last 20 years. I’d like to think the pope and the Vatican is finally doing something concrete about this horror.

  7. debs says:

    I bet its higher, the two percent figure is conservative and is based on the ones caught, you know over the last fifty years that they have bothered to even consider it a problem:P The catholic church has alot to answer for this, and it is a criminal situation that has been covered up for eons. Good for Pope Francis for continuing to break the mold as far as popes go. People should have never been allowed to turn a blindeye to this type of disgusting abuse, all in the name of religion, and trying to hide the aberrant who cloak themselves in piety.

  8. doconnor says:

    Many pedophiles know their feelings are wrong and some of them would join the priesthood believing it will help them avoid temptation or sin, unfortunately with mixed results.

  9. Boris says:

    I just read (on Wikipedia, but still) that the rates for pedophilia are estimated at under 5%. Do you really believe that the percentage is lower in the clergy than in the general population?

    And anyhow, isn’t the real problem the fact that the church didn’t get rid of the ones that they knew about? Moving them from community to community to avoid punishment? That seems to be more to the point, and really isn’t in question.

  10. Just askin' says:

    Also, watch out for DisneyWorld: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/crime/dozens-disney-world-employees-caught-sex-stings-child-porn-arrests-2006-report-article-1.1867055

    It’s very convenient for the infotainment industry to blame the Catholic Church since it helps it distract from the entertainment industry’s seamy underbelly, and its direct participation in the creation and dissemination of pornography.

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