I'm not sticking up for the priesthood here but - thousands? That's pretty extreme. Hundreds maybe but thousands sounds more than a bit overstated. As for other occupations, I'm sure that there are school teachers that run a close second to the priesthood and then coaches. I still believe (and cannot understand why the church is so selfish) Catholic Priests should be allowed to wed. There would be a lot less pedophiles joining the church then as "their cover" would be blown much more easy. It is arrogant on the part of the RC's to believe that priests cannot marry because they cannot devote as much time to God if they do! I know the other churches get their share of pedophiles too but there is a little less chance and any sense of there being less of a chance is worth it.