Hey Pope-ey...how’d that increased government control work in, say...Italy? Or anyplace else its been tried including your home country.
Fact is, your way has not worked anywhere ever...thats “EVER”.
Stick with worrying about priests who can’t keep their hands out of altar boys pants....Free markets or capitalist markets have done more to lift humans out of poverty than any thing else. You should know it. heck, even the Chinese commies had to quit fighting the idea....
It constantly amazes me how many otherwise well informed people on FR do not know this, but here goes again:
Roman Catholic priests are one of the very least likely clergy groups to be accused of pedophilia, and FAR less likely than the male population in general. Name your religion: Judaism, Islam, Buddhism, most major Protestant denominations. All more common in those groups.
Furthermore, the vast, overwhelming majority of complaints of "pedophilia" against Catholic priests involved not "altar boys," or even children in the normal usage of the term, but consensual relationships between adult priests and gay teenagers. Of course such activity still amounts to statutory rape, but your reference is inaccurate at best.