TORONTO, Aug. 25, 2010 – The departure to Rome of Cardinal Ouellet, Canada’s most senior churchman and a good friend of the League, was marked by some good press reports (Post, Aug. 19, Register, Aug. 23) but also by some cynical observations about the sex abuse scandal and the need to revise the celibacy requirement for priests. In response, the League pointed out that all factual evidence suggests that celibacy is not a factor in sexual abuse, and that both the cardinal and the pope have pledged themselves to greater openness in addressing the problem.  The Pope and sex abuse, National Post, August 25.