Friday, May 22, 2009

500 Irish women have affairs with priests!!! No problem there, fathers, just leave the kids alone...

At least 500 women in Ireland are conducting clandestine affairs with Catholic priests, says the leader of a support group set up to look after those in forbidden relationships.

Bishop Pat Buckley said a conservative estimate was that one in 10 of the 5000 priests enjoyed regular sex with women and some even referred to their clerical collar as the "bird catcher".

Studies had shown that 80 per cent of priests had broken their vows of celibacy, he said.

Bishop Buckley runs the Bethany organisation, which he set up to support those in love affairs with the clergy. More...

See also:

  1. Thousands raped and abused in Catholic schools in Ireland.
  2. Church 'failed to halt child abuse'
  3. Father Cutie, the Church and the celibacy question...
  4. The Vatican and sex crimes... (and how the Church protected its pedophile priests)

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