Friday, January 4, 2019

Celibacy isn’t the cause of the church sex-abuse crisis; the priesthood is


Celibacy isn’t the cause of the church sex-abuse crisis; the priesthood is

Photo illustration by Globe Staff; AP

Boston Globe

By Garry Wills

The priesthood itself — with its imperial rule over the whole of Catholic life — is what’s at stake, and what the church and its priests are determined to protect.