This is a story that proves even the catholic church knows that abstinence does not work. Even if the priest is proven innocent, the fact that they are initiating a probe into his action proves that they think he could have done it. If priests cannot maintain sexual abstinence why should they expect ordinary people to. As Monsignor Binghay of the Cebu archdiocese puts it:
"People in the church commit mistakes, whether small or grave.” he said.
It is high time the catholic church face reality and minister to the needs of their flock, not to an unattainable ideal.