“According to Jack and Diane Ruhl of the National Catholic Reporter, who decided to research this particular topic, since 1950, the Vatican has spent a disgusting $3,994,797,060.10. That’s nearly $4 billion to keep things hush hush. That number may even be a bit conservative, as we cannot know for sure the agreed upon “under the table” amount.
The figure is based on a three-month investigation of data, which includes a review of over 7,800 articles from LexisNexis Academic and NCR databases and information from BishopAccountability.org. Reports from the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops were also used.”
ROBERT STEELE: My personal estimate is that 10% of all Catholic priests are practicing pedophiles, and that fewer than 10% of the children molested by these priests are properly documented and then compensated. Pedophiles or pedopredators also create a new generation of pedophiles or pedopredators. Commissioner Carine Hutsebaut, author of Child Hunters: Requiem of a Childkiller (Xlibris, 2011), estimates that the average pedocrimnal does roughly 120-150 children during their active sexual life (between 15 and 65 years). From those victims an average of 10% become themselves pedocriminals each in turn having 120-150 victims in the second generation. I am satisfied with general estimates that roughly 25% of all children (and closer to 50% or greater among children in foster homes or living with single moms) have been sexually abused at least once before reaching adulthood.