I think the very nature of priestly daily (and nightly) life makes a “gay lifestyle” possible. They work, play, and live with each other, and if two or three priests who have homosexual urges end up living together, there is no one to stop them once they begin playing around with those urges.
And since very few heterosexuals visit the boys’ towns and gay bars/nightclubs, it’s easy for priests to take little side trips and meet up with others.
The more a sin is practiced, the more normal and “good” it seems. Add to this the current state of entertainment media, where every program, movie, and song presents homosexuality as normal and God-given, and our very laws make gay “marriage” legal and acceptable–it’s really hard for someone with same-sex-attraction to face the facts and call homosexual acts “sin.”
I think that priests should have live-in house parents, or at least a house mother to take care of them.
I also think there should be absolutely no sharing of bedrooms, let alone beds (which was more common 50-75 years ago–a lot of siblings, even opposite-sex siblings, shared beds, and same-sex friends often shared beds when they had overnights, went to summer camp, etc.)
Sadly, these ideas would add to the cost of payment for our priests. But if it helps safeguard them and us, it would be worth it.
I also believe that any man with ongoing same-sex-attraction struggles should no longer be admitted to seminary to study for the priesthood. In the past, public opinion and the law were enough to keep many men pure in their actions. But now, with so much encouragement to act on their attraction, I think that a homosexual will have a very difficult time just saying no. we’re just setting the man up for a scandal by allowing them to become priests.
And I think that seminary students should be encouraged to spend lots of time with their families (mom, dad, sibs, extended family). I think that married (male-female) house parents, mature Catholic adults, should be present in every seminary dorm.