The scandals I truly wish I had never heard of are the ones about the Catholic priests and sexual abuse of minors. Having always been quite favorably impressed by the Church I’ve most certainly never wanted to see Her reputation tarnished. One of the things I’ve noticed over the years is that Catholic priests and Religious are no more prone toward sexually abusing minors than either ministers or rabbis, or any other demographic group. This has been undeniably proven by many studies. The reason people only want to go after the Catholic clergymen who are involved in this misconduct, while giving others a free pass, is because of our antinomian culture’s bitterly anti-Catholic prejudice. Liberals resent manhood, fatherhood, and family life. The Church is the only institution that resists the left’s insatiable determination to take absolute charge over people’s entire lives. Proponents of the culture of death literally have arrogated to themselves the authority to decide what is good and what is evil. They feel free to decide who lives and who dies. All power must be vested, according to them, in the almighty state. That’s the entire point of artificial contraception, abortion, euthanasia, and everything else they advocate. People tend to overlook the fact that the priests who are involved in the scandals are always accused of inappropriate conduct with post-pubescent boys, and that this conduct, with regard to age range, is classified as ephebophilia, not pedophilia. Another problem is that too many people are now determined to deny the evil nature of homosexuality. Liberals feel free to pick and to choose, so they only condemn the things they don’t like while simultaneously refusing to admit that there’s anything wrong with what they like. Throughout the entire history of mankind’s existence, liberalism, in its various forms, has echoed Satan’s line: “Ego non serviam”. The priesthood, therefore, is the perfect symbol of what the left most bitterly resents. Although each priest who is guilty of any type of sexual misconduct whatsoever should be bitterly ashamed of himself, and should be punished quite harshly, precisely because his vocation is ontologically so far superior to any other, he should always be assumed innocent until proven guilty.