Ex-Pope Benedict on Child Abuse

Benedict, the pope emeritus, blames the Catholic Church’s systematic rape of children on the sexual revolution of the 1960s. Exactly how this explains the numerous stories of paedophilia among clergymen before 1960 is an enigma. If nothing else, Benedict could blame it on gay people—or Jews. One thing we know for sure is that he’ll never admit the church has any responsibility for its own actions. It’s always someone else’s fault.