Adrian has posted an essay at PLURALIST SPEAKS with some thoughts about why celibate priests abuse. What I find refreshingly interesting about his piece is that he has moved the debate away from just a discussion about "animal instincts" and brought in the concept that resorting to abuse is a distortion of "love" caused by unrequited love. This fits in with Mimi's and my assertion that we are not necessarily talking about paedophilia but about an "anything will do" psychology. It also explains why female religious sometimes abuse without having to attach a male sexuality to them. Good stuff. Go read!