In the first chapter of my reflections on the Church in the U.S. since Vatican II I wrote:
“…. the moral crisis facing the Church, … is not “pedophilia” but stems from an inordinate amount of active homosexuals as ordained priests and some inattentive bishops who have run interference for them, all the consequences of a failure to uphold and live the Church’s sexual moral teaching”.
George Weigel in a piece for National Review has noted this recently, and if one doubts, try and obtain a copy of Fr. Rueda’s The Homosexual Network. It is fascinating reading and will leave the reader flabbergasted. Phillip Jenkins corroborates here.
, that is, men with a chronic and strong sexual attraction to . Most of those abused ( ; 16 percent were eight to ten and 6 percent were younger than seven. . Clerical (a sexual attraction to adolescents, often boys) was clearly a serious problem. But to label this a “pedophilia crisis” is ignorant, sloppy, or malicious.
So Cardinal; Archbishop Dolan is to be applauded for his recent ruminations, of which, more later.