The pope has the answer, and it’s not the priests. Can you guess whose fault it all is?
If you guessed godless secular society, you’d be right. It doesn’t count for much, though, because you know it was an easy question.
I’m not sure how it works, though. He claims that secular society was making excuses for pedophiles, promoting moral relativism, which I don’t think was at all true…but let’s pretend it was, just to give him the full benefit of the doubt. Then what? A priest sees George Carlin, Richard Nixon, and George Wallace all busily promoting a lifestyle of hedonism and disregard for others, so he is unable to resist buggering the choir boys? Hey, I saw KC and the Sunshine Band live once, so now I have a penchant for cannibalism? Westboro Baptist Church pickets against gays, so suddenly I want to have sex with chickens?
Catholic logic doesn’t seem to have much to do with real logic.