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The Scandal is "about Homosexuality, not Pedophilia" says Former Catholic School Superintendent

The Scandal is "about Homosexuality, not Pedophilia" says Former Catholic School Superintendent Monsignor Edgar McCarren is a former superintendent of schools from dioceses in New York and Arizona. He served at Our Lady of Peace in Santa Clara for over a decade. Q. How and why did you decide to become a priest? A. Well, I was in the 6th or 7th grade, and I started thinking about becoming a priest. One reason was because there was a priest that I admired as a priest. I started to think about going to the preparatory seminary, but I was afraid to mention it to anyone, including my parents. Then in the eight grade a Josephite nun called me to the front of the class. She asked what school I was going to go to next. I said St. James. She said, "No your not. You are going to the preparatory seminary." And that was what I wanted, but I was afraid to mention it. This was in the middle of the depression in the 30s. When I told my parents, they didn't bat an eye, eve