Curtain Raiser

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Behind Francis’ Liberal Push, Colltalers

When the chief of an institution with an estimated membership of over a billion declares that two percent of its almost 500,000 lieutenants are child molesters, and that he intends to set up tribunals to judge and kick them out, one by one, that’s big news.
We’re talking, of course, of Pope Francis I who announced last week the Catholic Church’s first practical step to identify and defrock at least some of those allegedly 100,000 pedophile priests still speaking about Jesus and committing horrific acts.
No question, it’s a positive step in the right direction and all that. After all, just a few years ago, the church was spending an obscene amount of hush-hush money, just to keep its child molesters out of jail and off the headlines, victims and their destroyed lives be damned. Also, it’s the first time a pope acknowledges that there…

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2 Responses to “Curtain Raiser”


  1. 1 tbonenpg June 21, 2015 at 4:22 am

    2% of 500,000 is 10,000, and 100,000 is 2% of 5,000,000…which numbers are correct for the story?

  2. 2 unclerave June 21, 2015 at 12:51 pm

    That’s a fair question, tbone! But, I was just the re-blogger on this. I’m not a big numbers guy, so I didn’t even question it. My guess is the 10,000 number, unless the 2% is supposed to be 20%. Your best bet is to go to the source and ask CollTales. Good luck, and thanks for reading and commenting.

    — YUR


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