In an interview with the National Catholic Register, Father Benedict Groeschel, showed that there are still some in the Catholic hierarchy who do not get it. He maintained in that interview that sometimes it is the teen that seduces the priest.

“People have this picture in their minds of a person planning to — a psychopath,” Groeschel said. “But that’s not the case. Suppose you have a man having a nervous breakdown, and a youngster comes after him. A lot of the cases, the youngster — 14, 16, 18 — is the seducer.”