SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 26, 2021 /Christian Newswire/ — Are the clergy abuse scandals worse than similar scandals that occur with major media outlets, other Christian churches, the Boy Scouts, and public schools? Bill Donohue writes in the new book THE TRUTH ABOUT CLERGY SEXUAL ABUSE (Ignatius Press) that no, the scandals in the Church, while awful and evil, are nowhere near as widespread as the media would have the public believe.
Donohue, president of the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, provides compelling evidence in THE TRUTH ABOUT CLERGY SEXUAL ABUSE of the great progress that the Church has made in preventing abuse, contrary to willful public deception by the media and dissident groups within the Catholic Church. Indeed, the media, Hollywood, and activist lawyers have poisoned the public mind with tales of old cases, which give the impression that nothing has changed.
THE TRUTH ABOUT CLERGY SEXUAL ABUSE exposes the role of homosexual priests and advocates within the Catholic Church that have perpetuated abuse and reveals internal lax attitudes and coverups of abuse by bigger names within the Church, like disgraced former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick. He provides evidence that “…most gay priests are not abusers, but most of the abusers have been gay.” (p. 128)
While the Catholic Church still has many internal challenges, it has made significant changes to address clergy sex abuse, including the refusal to admit men with sexual disorders into seminaries. Donohue pulls no punches in addressing topics that today’s cancel culture seeks to silence in THE TRUTH ABOUT CLERGY SEXUAL ABUSE.
“Using his sharp skills as a sociologist, Bill Donohue offers the public a startling autopsy of the clerical sex abuse crisis,” said Raymond Arroyo, host of “The World Over” on EWTN. “Within, he challenges long-standing narratives about the progress made and the root causes of these crimes. This is an important work that will surely stir debate and hopefully lead to a substantive conversation about protecting children across society.”
SOURCE Ignatius Press press release.
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