"I think the issue of clergy sexual abuse sparked people to look at their faith in a different way."
"I never saw, heard, nor read, that the clergy were beloved in any nation where Christianity was the religion of the country. Nothing can render them popular, but some degree of persecution."
"A celibate clergy is an especially good idea, because it tends to suppress any hereditary propensity toward fanaticism."
"Nothing can be more contrary to religion and the clergy than reason and common sense."