The Tablet (aka The Bitter Pill aka RU-486) interviewed Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia. At present, the Archbishop is involved in the Synod (“walking together”) on Youth in Rome.
He has some pointed comments about what faith both is and isn’t. They are worth reading.
Here is something that stood out for me, at the end:
Q: What would you like the synod of bishops final document to say about sexual abuse in the Church?
CHAPUT: The continuing sex abuse crisis is extremely serious. Fortunately, both Pope Francis and the synod fathers understand this, and the final document will likely reflect their concerns. [NB] I’m less sure that the roots of the problem will be addressed. Clericalism is clearly a factor in the sexual abuse of minors by clergy, but not the dominant one, and very few of the laypeople I know are satisfied with that explanation, especially parents. In the mind of the lay faithful, homosexuality and its role in the crisis need to be dealt with, but it’s unclear whether the synod will be willing to include it in the final text.
Sure, there is a dimension of clericalism, but the root is active homosexuals and homosexual predators in the clergy who are clericalists.