I’m Catholic…was Nazerene (similar to Baptist) till I moved out of my parents house.
I don’t think all or most Priests are freaks, but if they are, their posistion puts them at an advantage for that crap. What I do know is none of my kids (if or when) we have them will be alterboys…that’s the easiest way to keep them from being in the wrong place at the wrong time. I also won’t allow parish youth “sleepovers”.
I guess in one sentence, I don’t give Priests or Bishops anymore respect/trust than I would anyone other human.
The idea that clergy are “Holy” or better than the average Joe doesn’t work for me. Not even a little. I keep them at arm’s length and when I do have children, I’ll teach them the real deal…EVERY ONE IS EQUAL EXCEPT CRIMINALS.