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Catholic Priests

There is a new leader for Atlanta’s Roman Catholic community, Bishop James Lyke, and he is calling for a renewal and revival of the church which locally has been rocked by a sex scandal. More than a third of Roman Catholic Priests in the United States are sexually active. The American Psychological Association meeting in Boston hears of Johns Hopkins’ research indicating that 20 percent of priests are heterosexual, 10-13 percent homosexual, and 6 percent involved sexually with minors.

This 25-year study, by the way, was conducted by Richard Sight, who left the priesthood to marry. Catholic officials say that his study is not scientific.

Associated Press, 8-13-90