Having a bunch of letters and degrees attached to your name and the letters "Dr" in front of it do not necessarily mean the owner of the name has two firing neurons between his/her ears. It could also mean that they're pandering to the gays in high places. At any rate, this article gives us all an idea of why the gay priests were able to prey on young men for so long.
In this article, we read that Margaret Smith, a John Jay College criminologist, says that Bill Donohue "drew an unwarranted conclusion" in asserting that most of the abusers were gay." Of course she must be right! Simply because 81% of the incidents involved the rapes of young men doesn't imply any homosexual impetus at all! Right? Right???
I seem to recall an old saying: "If it looks like a duck, walks like a duck, and sounds like a duck, in all likelihood, it is a duck!" This saying arose from a mental ability once known as "common sense". In academe, that ability is not so common anymore.