If you haven’t read Miranda Celeste’s analysis of the bishops’ report, read it here: “A Worthless and Dangerous Report“:
- It was paid for by Catholic organizations, which had final approval on whether it could be published, thus ensuring that it would be slanted favourably to them
- It considers only at priests who were caught rather than surveying Catholics to see who might have been molested without reporting it
- It redefines paedophilia from the DSM definition of victims 13 and under to 10 and under, thus reducing the percentage of paedophiles among perpetrators from 73% to a ‘mere’ 22%,
- It then complains that other media exaggerated by calling paedophilia a major part of the problem.