Much akin to likening laws against robbing banks as the main cause of bank robberies, Bishop Tom Burns of the Diocese of Menevia, Wales, has stated from the pulpit that the homosexual rape of pre-pubescent boys by a very small percentage of Catholic priests was caused by the following liturgical attitude;
"Those who go to extremes to express the Mass in a particular way..." by way of "Flamboyant modes of liturgical vestments and rubrical gestures."
And according to the cleric still in good standing within the Catholic Church, the reason for "extremes" and "flamboyant modes" happens to be Clericalism (the anti-priest notion that from an eccesiastical perspective, priests wield too much power);
For priests who offended [committed pedophilia], I’m not sure that their abuses grew out of the rule of celibacy; abuse happens within otherwise good families too. I’m more convinced that it grew out of the clericalism of the past. That clericalism risks raising its head today among those who again are looking for identity in status, not service. They want to be treated differently.Click here for the rest of the article...