(Priest sex abuse scandal) Need help with thesis on religion..?

What do you think was a major contributor to the Roman Catholic sex abuse scandal? I am writing a paper for my religious studies class regarding this topic. So far I have heard a few theories... 1. That the seminary's were far too accepting of candidates, and literally let anyone in, without any... show more What do you think was a major contributor to the Roman Catholic sex abuse scandal?

I am writing a paper for my religious studies class regarding this topic.

So far I have heard a few theories...

1. That the seminary's were far too accepting of candidates, and literally let anyone in, without any screening process in the 50' and 60's

2. That this is a result of celibacy. (I am reluctant to believe this one, considering that not all celibate people abuse children)

3. That pedophiles actively seek out jobs and professions that give them access to children.

I am leaning toward a combination of numbers one and three.

What do you think? Anything original would be best.

Thanks and God bless. '
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