You don't realise quite how much damage has been done to the reputation of the Church by all the scandals.
But look at this I did a news search for the word 'Priest' last night and this is what it threw up.
If you just zoom in on that you see all the stories concern one thing.
That's enough to put any young man off wanting to explore a vocation and what that must do for the moral of those still serving.
When a political organisation looses the confidence of people like this, it can always loose and election and 're-build the party' what the church does to renew itself in the face of this is anyone's guess.