April 20, 2005

Ratzinger On Abuse, Celibacy, Gays

CBS News

On sex abuse scandals:

"In the Church, priests also are sinners. But I am personally convinced that the constant presence in the press of the sins of Catholic priests, especially in the United States, is a planned campaign, as the percentage of these offenses among priests is not higher than in other categories, and perhaps it is even lower.

"In the United States, there is constant news on this topic, but less than 1 percent of priests are guilty of acts of this type. The constant presence of these news items does not correspond to the objectivity of the information nor to the statistical objectivity of the facts."

—from "Cardinal Ratzinger Sees a Media Campaign Against Church," Zenit.org, December 3, 2002

Posted by kshaw at April 20, 2005 08:45 AM