I'm not going to write much more about the near sinking of the Roman catholic church in Flanders. But a quotation struck me :
"The rampant pedophilia and child abuse in the Belgian Church is not, as some say, caused by structural inadequacies, but by individuals who refused to assume their responsibility. Each teacher or head of a school, each parish priest, bishop or archbishop who refused to take remarks or complaints by parents seriously, who neglected to take measures in their school, parish or diocese, has contributed to the culture in which pedophiles could do as they pleased and destroy the lives of hundreds, thousands of children and their families."
Not from my favorite source, but at least partly true.
Read : http://www.brusselsjournal.com/node/4528.
And discussing celibacy once more will not change that. We must stay focused on the matter at hand : how to help the victims and how to punish the criminals and those who abetted them.
A christian must forgive in conscience ; but that does not mean that abominable crimes must be swept under the carpet ... It is not because a rapist or a murderer confessed his or her sins/crimes that justice has been done !!