Oh sure, blame celibacy
An Australian government commission has called for an end to clerical celibacy.
Right. Because if the headlines of the last few weeks have taught us anything, it’s that celibacy is the main cause of sexual misconduct. If only politicians, Hollywood executives, comedians, and TV network personalities were allowed to marry!
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Posted by: mhains8491 -
Dec. 19, 2017 9:29 PM ET USA
The Church does not have any sexual abuse issues with Priests who are celibate, it is the ones who aren't celibate causing the problems.
Posted by: nix898049 -
Dec. 15, 2017 8:13 PM ET USA
The commission wants celibacy to be optional. It already is. No one is forced to be a priest.
Posted by: james-w-anderson8230 -
Dec. 15, 2017 7:42 PM ET USA
Point well made. Maybe they don't pay attention to USA news
Posted by: WNS3234 -
Dec. 15, 2017 5:37 PM ET USA
It is amazing that evidence about celibacy not being the lead cause for sexually abusive behavior has been shoved aside to trumpet "wives' tales" instead of clinical data. There are some folks who will happily deny anything that fails to sync with one's own personal views.