Sex, Celibacy and the Irish Priesthood


In Ireland there have now been three major inquiries into clerical sexual abuse. And while the churches have responded with structures designed to protect children, some are saying that deeper issues aren’t being addressed.

This program of Encounter examines the requirement of celibacy among Ireland’s Catholic priests, and the ways in which mandatory celibacy could be connected to sexual abuse.

Sex, Celibacy and the Irish Priesthood: 1pm today on Encounter, ABC Radio National