A few days ago, American Catholic priest Fr. Kenneth Hendricks was arrested by the police at St. Isidore Chapel in Biliran, Philippines.
The charge: sexually abusing over 50 victims, mostly altar boys as young as 7 years old, acts of lasciviousness, and child abuse.
Pedophilia is called “pedophilic disorder” by the DSM 5, an official diagnostic manual of mental disorders, used globally by psychologists, psychiatrists, and other mental health professionals.
The manual defines this type of mental disorder as “an intense and recurrent sexual urge towards and fantasies about prepubescent children”
Psychology Today says,