From explanations given by priests as to why sexual abuse was acceptable, as described in Pennsylvania’s “Fortieth Statewide Investigating Grand Jury Report.” The report, which was released in August, examines seventy years of abuse in six dioceses by more than three hundred priests. Identifiable victims exceed one thousand.
Touching is a priestly duty
Priests are instruments of God
God wants it
God loves all children
Convent recruitment requires kissing
Jesus says kissing is a sign of special friendship