The Pope's right-hand man insists there is no cause-and-effect link between priestly celibacy and the child abuse scandal rocking the Roman Catholic Church.
COMMENT: Actually, I tend to believe him. These obscenities are probably not just due to a simple link between celibacy and child abuse. I expect the problem is the dualist, unnatural, life denying, creation hating and completely screwed up attitude to the entire totality of human sexual nature adhered to by the misogynist, genophobic, mother-worshipping men of the Catholic hierarchy. Child abuse is a perversion of the normal sexual instinct, as is the divinisation of deliberately chosen celibacy. If you are already commited to one perversion it is no huge step to move on to another perversion of our God given, natural desires.