-- Pope Benedict XVI on the cases of sexual abuse of children inside the Catholic Church; the Pope said the abuse crisis had brought "shame" to the church
We have to ask ourselves what was wrong in our preaching, in our entire way of configuring the Christian being, to allow something like that to happen.
I'd submit there's nothing wrong with the actual preaching. There something seriously wrong, however, with requiring celibacy for clergy. No, I'm not at all saying that celibacy causes child abuse. I'm saying that a celibate vocation may seem attractive to people who know there's something wrong with themselves sexually and are hoping that celibacy will cure them or at least settle the issue.