Pope Benedict faces child abuse cover-up queries - BBC
Abuse Scandal's Ripples Spread Across Europe – New York Times
Vatican defends decision not to defrock U.S. priest – Reuters
Vatican says it was unaware of alleged American priest abuse – CNN
Vatican halted trial for man accused by deaf boys – Associated Press
Pope 'failed to discipline US priest' who abused deaf children – The Guardian
Pope “failed to act” over abuse – Aljazeera.net
Father Murphy, molester of deaf children – beliefnet.com
These and dozens more headlines are what happens to a religion that utterly denies our human sexuality. Of all the sexual "perversions" known to humankind, celibacy is probably the most unnatural, and the one practically guaranteed to make men do vile deeds.
And this most-unnatural sexual perversion, celibacy, is at the very heart of the Roman Catholic church. Why is anyone surprised that their priests, who are denied their most basic needs for sexual companionship, commit these grave crimes?
The only real surprise is that the scandal has been hidden for so many centuries.