I didn’t want to get in on this because it’s pretty rediculous, but I’ve got to make a couple of simple points:
Jason does NOT speak for the Catholic Church.
Jason, as a Catholic you should know that we are ALL created in the image and likeness of God, and that we are not to judge anyone let alone a whole race. We must judge actions on an indiviidual basis.
James, catholic priets do NOT have the highest per capita level of alcoholism or pedophilia. The per capita numbers are just as high for lutheran/protestant ministers. Pedophilies are sick people who will do anything to get to children. Taking a vow of celibacy has nothing to do with it.