Here’s another “expert” declaring that it’s all about sex and the Scandal wouldn’t have happened if only priests had not been forced into celibacy.
William Cleary is reviewing Dean Hoge’s book, “The First Five Years of the Priesthood: A Study of Newly Ordained Catholic Priests,” for the National Catholic Reporter. In the book he finds statistics to justify his view that the priesthood and its demands on itself are unnatural.
Is the profession destroyed? It may be. I am not exaggerating. ... Still, it continues to strike me that there is something natural and therapeutic about this phase of the clergy scandals: The boil has burst of its own pathology. The infection, shocking and repellent as it is, is coming to an end.