...maybe blaming the gays—again—will "defuse the sex scandal" rocking the Catholic Church:

It is homosexuality, not celibacy, that is linked to pedophilia, the Vatican's Secretary of State Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone said on Monday, seeking to defuse the sex scandal that has battered the Roman Catholic Church.... "Many psychologists and psychiatrists have shown that there is no link between celibacy and pedophilia but many others have shown, I have recently been told, that there is a relationship between homosexuality and pedophilia," he told a news conference in Santiago.

With its celibacy requirement the Catholic Church self-selects for sexually- and socially-stunted freaks, and the church's position on homosexuality—"intrinsically disordered," "evil"—isn't going to attract healthy or well-adjusted homosexuals to the priesthood. It's going to attract disordered, evil homosexuals, and, as we've seen, the church is only too happy to roll out the welcome mat for these men, and the hierarchy—from the pope on down—will bend over backwards to protect, aid, and abet child-raping scum. As for the "link" between homosexuality and pedophilia, take it away Rob.