If the real goal is ending child molestation, why are Catholic priests always singled out?

I wonder about this, given the following facts: a) The vast majority of Catholic priests are NOT child molesters. b) The vast majority of child molesters are NOT Catholic priests. c) The vast majority of child molestation happens either within kids' own families, or in their school environments. d) ... show more I wonder about this, given the following facts:

a) The vast majority of Catholic priests are NOT child molesters.

b) The vast majority of child molesters are NOT Catholic priests.

c) The vast majority of child molestation happens either within kids' own families, or in their school environments.

d) Most of the child-molestation cases involving priests that you read about occured at least 20 years ago.

e) The vast majority of the victims were boys who had reached puberty -- thus making it much more of a homosexual problem, than a pedophilia one.

f) Catholic priests are no more likely to molest kids than any other group of people. Actually, compared to many professions that work with kids, they are LESS likely.

In other words, why are Catholic priests singled out for a problem that, tragically, exists all over society?

Is it because Catholicism teaches certain things that people just don't want to hear -- so they feel a need to demean and discredit it?

Has the liberal media singled out the Catholic priesthood because they approve of so many things -- abortion, euthanasia, homosexuality, fetal stem-cell research -- that the Church condemns?

What say you?
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