So sayeth Ross Douthat (what is it with right-wingers and the embedded "t"?):
The permissive sexual culture that prevailed everywhere, seminaries included, during the silly season of the ’70s deserves a share of the blame, as does that era’s overemphasis on therapy.
I guess the IRA is to blame for the physical abuse generations of Irish kids suffered -- and Beider Meinhof was totally working with the Ratzinger Brothers in Munich.
Something tells me that Ross's method of dealing with pedophile priests is the way he thinks his old man would have dealt with catching Ross smoking. Just make the offender spend a couple hours in a room with a couple dozen naked 9-year old boys. That'll cure him.
Oh, and it would work too. One Chunky Reese Witherspoon cured Ross of heterosexual hedonism (btw what happened to the original Brad DeLong link for that article?)