Here’s another psychotherapist former priest who claims that the desire to rape young boys and teens is because of celbiacy. Specifically he claims that “the puritanical atmosphere that denied our human sexuality” in seminary left priests so clueless that they thought coercing and raping children was okay. Hey, how were we to know?
From this guy’s description of what he though the priesthood and celibacy were about, I will agree that his seminary formation was deficient, just not in the way he thinks. Obviously, there was true education in the theology of the sacraments, of the priesthood, and of human sexuality. Perhaps if they’d had the real thing then, not the “I’m okay, you’re okay, let’s experiment” junk this guy thinks it should have been, then we wouldn’t be in this mess. (And by “this mess” I’m thinking of the whole culture of dissent in the Church in the US, not just the Scandal.)