Too Good To Be True?

Here's a story batting around the Catholic blogs from a lawyer in LA who says half the  abuse claims against Catholic priests are false. I had it in my google reader last week, awaiting time to look at it further because it somehow rang false to me, especially because it comes out of Los Angeles, an Archdiocese widely thought by "conservatives" in the Church to be an unholy mess in this regard. I didn't see any of the bloggers embracing the story apologizing to Cardinal Mahoney for misjudging him.

It's open season on priests, and I have no doubt that some accusations are false -- and falsified just as this guy says. But, as Mark Shea's commenters point out here, caveat lector.  I hope he turns out right, but wouldn't put my eggs in that basket.