Study blames sexual revolution for sexual abuse in church

A study that blames the sexual revolution of the 1960s for child sex abuse by Catholic priests is drawing fire.Some victims and their families say

EDISON - A study that blames the sexual revolution of the 1960s for child sex abuse by Catholic priests is drawing fire.

Some victims and their families say the study only makes excuses for priests who violated a sacred trust.

The John Jay College study concludes that American priests, ordained in the 1940s and 1950s were unprepared for celibacy and larger numbers of conflicted priests then turned to abusing children in the decades after.

The study found that the all-male priesthood, celibacy, and gay priests did not contribute to the sex abuse scandal. New Jersey's largest archdiocese, the Archdiocese of Newark, had no comment on the study.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

Islip Town officials updated residents on the future 1 Town gives update on Roberto Clemente Park reopening
A bobcat that was struck by car was 2 Bobcat struck by car released back into wild
Man arrested in shooting involving Fetty Wap now 3 Man arrested in shooting involving Fetty Wap facing robbery charges
Wells Fargo is rolling out cardless ATMs where 4 Word on the Street: Cardless ATMs
5 VIDEO: Extended footage from NYPD Emergency Services Unit graduation

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

It's good to know you have Walt Kane Kane in Your Corner

It's good to know you have Walt Kane in your corner.

News 12 takes a look at the hottest Tech Check

Eric Landskroner has a look at the latest gadgets and biggest stories in tech.

News 12 On the Scene

Check out these exclusive videos from New Jersey celebs!

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE