Church abuse scandal not cause by celibacy says study
A new study by the U.S. Conference of Bishops argues that neither celibacy nor homosexuality can be blamed for the clerical abuse scandal within the U.S. Catholic Church.
The report, which was published on Wednesday argues that clerical abuse is a result of ill-prepared, inadequately monitored and overworked priests performing their duties during the social and sexual turmoil of the 1960s and 1970s.
The 300-page report was conducted by researchers at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York City over the course of five years with a cost of $1.8 million....
It would seem there is a link between first table violations and second table violations in a covenanted nation, as Israel was; according to 1 Cor.10:1-7 "Moreover, brethren, I would not that ye should be ignorant, how that all our fathers were under the cloud, and all passed through the sea; And were all baptized unto Moses in the cloud and in the sea; And did all eat the same spiritual meat; And did all drink the same spiritual drink: for they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them: and that Rock was Christ. But with many of them God was not well pleased: for they were overthrown in the wilderness. Now these things were our examples, to the intent we should not lust after evil things, as they also lusted. Neither be ye idolaters, as were some of them; as it is written, The people sat down to eat and drink, and rose up to play."
"The study acknowledges that gay men began entering the priesthood â€śin noticeable numbersâ€ť during the 1970s and 1980s. However it argues that abuse decreased rather than increased when more gay priests entered the church."