Autopsies are ghastly, but useful.
A riveting report is being delivered by an expert from the John Jay College of Criminal Justice.
Armed with statistics, she hammered seminary formation in the 60’s and 70’s. An increase in the number of homosexuals entering seminary in 70’s lead to an increase in abusers.
She is also talking about the seminary formation at the time many of the abusers were formed, 40’s and 50’s.
She also describes the key findings of their studies. The abuse peaked in about 1985. Social forces were important factors in the increase in abuse by priests.
In the Q&A the experts found that this is not a problem particular to the Church but was present in other institutions and society.