Vierteljahresschrift für das Gesamtgebiet der katholischen Theologie
Begründet von Kardinal Leo Scheffczyk • ISSN 0178-1626


Dominikus Kraschl:
Sexual Abuse and Clerical Homosexuality
Notes on a Puzzling Relationship
(FKTh 2019-4, p. 241–264)

Several studies on clerical sexual abuse of minors have revealed that a large majority of abuse victims are (post)pubescent boys. How is this to be explained? This paper first discusses two (by the MHG-study suggested) explanatory approaches (more opportuni­ty, homophobia in combination with sexual immaturity). The apparently limited scope of these explanatory approaches may indicate that other factors, some of which are direc­tly or indirectly related to the phenomenon of (clerical) homosexuality, should be given greater consideration.

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