posted on Apr, 27 2012 @ 05:14 PM
This is all from a 2000 Kansas City Star article, so I'm not sure why your bringing it up 12 years later but if anybody actually followed up and read
the article the claims seem unreliable.
" The Star surveyed 801 of the nation's 47,000 priests and, using records and interviews from medical experts, estimated that about 300 priests have
died of AIDS. Four out of every 10,000 priests died, the newspaper concluded, compared with one out of every 10,000 people in the general
" The Star calculated the death rate to be four times higher because it compared priests to a general population that included women and children.
"That would be like comparing priests to the general population and saying priests have a lower incidence of breast cancer," said Sister Mary Ann
Walsh, spokeswoman for the National Conference of Catholic Bishops in Washington, D.C."
" The Catholic Church is the single largest caregiver in the world to AIDS patients and is certainly aware of the complexities of compassionately
coping with the disease no matter whom it touches," she added.
4 priests dying out of every 10,000 from aids hardly seems like a reason to condemn all priests as some of you seem to be reaching for.