I really don't want to just highlight the blatant atrocities of christianity like this "scandal" is. As the word "scandal" implies, people will question "the faith" because of its sheer size, scope, and nature. More importantly are the little nuances of the conversation that say much more.
"Benedict said he was shocked and saddened about the scope of the abuse, in part because priests take vows to be Christ's voice upon ordination.
"It's difficult to understand how a man who has said this could then fall into this perversion. It's a great sadness," Benedict said in Italian. "It's also sad that the authority of the church wasn't sufficiently vigilant, and not sufficiently quick or decisive to take necessary measures" to stop it."
From the pervasive point of view directed at christianity, it is "difficult to understand", however, from the point of view of identity the outcome is not only clear but expected. Perversion is a hallmark of demoniacs so those that "take vows to be Christ's voice upon ordination" can be expected to fall into this trap by enlisting in the service of Satan.
Furthermore, "the authority of the church" failing to react decisively with outrage and disgust as most of us do, demonstrates a complicity on the part of the holiest of holies in regards to the most perverse of perversions.
Perhaps there is a wolf in sheeps clothing.