I just asked for this info in the wrong way, apparently, so I am trying again. I apparently named a name that is banned as a topic. However, what I want to know really doesn’t have to do with that name that I won’t name. So here is my request, without that name.
I am looking for links to authoritative sites to help me defend priests from abuse allegations (implications that all priests probably abuse since they are “forced” to be celibate. Bleh.) by persons perpetrating such hostility to Catholicism on a forum of a non-religious nature elsewhere.
The sort of link I am looking for is info and fact sources. For example, what Cardinal Dolan said: that NYC school teachers are 10x more likely to abuse than priests.He would not say that without fact. And this goes with what I read somewhere else once. Also, I read somewhere once that just being a male, your likelihood to abuse are far higher than being a priest. But I need sources to back these stats, preferably not Catholic-only sources, as one could argue Catholics made it all up just to defend themselves.
I can find plenty of links I trust with the real facts of abuse stats, and I am understanding of this crisis from many angles for myself, but for the Catholic-priest detractors, I need more “unbiased”-appearing sources, as just plain Catholic sources will be suspect to them.
I would appreciate direction on this, because I want to defend Priests and Catholicism, and I thought that the Apologetics forum, on Catholic.com, would be the very place where someone could point me in the right direction so I can do that.