I found this article along with many others on the Holy Cross Cardinal Newman Site:
“AIDS has quietly caused the deaths of hundreds of Roman Catholic priests in the United States although other causes may be listed on some of their death certificates, the Kansas City Star reported today. The newspaper said its examination of death certificates and interviews with experts indicates several hundred priests have died of AIDS-related illnesses since the mid-1980s. The death rate of priests from AIDS is at least four times that of the general population, the newspaper said. Kansas City Bishop Raymond Boland says the AIDS deaths show that priests are human.”
First this number is about one tenth of one percent of the priests who have served in the US in the last 50 years. Second. the general population includes women, who are much less likely to get aids then men, priests or not.
“the Kansas City Star reported today”
If that rag reported that Sarah Palin had once starred in a donkey show in a Tijuana brothel, you’d be quick to realize they were lying. Yet when they print this garbage, you’re all over it like a duck on a june bug.