Pope Benedict Blames Society Not The Church For Child Sex Scandal

It is a modern-era phenomenon to shirk responsibility for one's actions that at one time was the domain of criminals and spoiled little children. In the past, the clergy preached that unless one accepted responsibility for their actions and repented, they were still sinning. So, in keeping with the tendency of today's mindset of deflecting blame, the Pope stated that the church's child sex-abuse scandal was a product of secular society where child abuse is commonplace.