The primary cause of the disproportionate number of sodomite/pedophile priests in the Roman Catholic Church is probation against marriage. It isn't necessarily the Church going out of its way to recruit sodomites, but put yourself in the shoes of a good Catholic parent. You have 2, 3 or more sons. By age 13 or 15 one of those sons has not expressed any interest in girls and your others sons have plenty to tell in confession.
Which son, do you encourage, to be a priest?
Did you notice you are no exception?
The same people that are aghast at this scandal are the SAME ones that think we should allow Gay BOY SCOUTS AND LEADERS! It;s absurd.
This is what happens when the bar is lowered.
A frequent argument that is specious. How do you explain these limited examples of Protestant abusers who are not bound by vows of celibacy? Incidentally, no one is forced to become a priest in the Western Rite of the Catholic Church. It's a choice made with free will just as the crimes are committed with free will.
um, no. lets see, I am really attracted to women, but cant have any. cant have any sex at all. oh look, lets go bugger a child, or a dog, or a canned ham. they can pick up a female prostitute just as well as a male one. there aint no way you can switch. either you are into that evil crap or you are not. you could get a hummer from a crack ho and be done with it in an hour, or spend weeks and months plotting and scheming to get the kids alone and convince them to allow these sick advances.