Catholics and Sex Abuse
Okay, no for something completely different....
Todays Post reports that the Catholic Church had 783 new claims of sex abuse in 2005. I haven't seen the details of the abuse allegations, but all the ones that have hit the news emphasize Catholic priests abusing adolescent boys.
According to most figures I've seen, adult women are involved in 25% of all sexual abuse cases involving children or young adults. Certainly that is not the 75% that adult men are responsible for, but 1 out of 4 is hardly statistically insignificant. Even more troubling, 86% of abuse survivors were not believed when they reported that their abuser was a woman.
Is sex abuse by nuns the next story about to hit?