Whoa, whoa, whoa, wait a second. The Catholic Church is blaming the 1960s for its child molestation scandals?
A five-year study released by John Jay College of Criminal Justice seems to suggest as much.
The study was undertaken at the request and with the financial support of America's Roman Catholic bishops. The report links the spike in child abuse by priests in the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s to, the study says, “the importance given to young people and popular culture.”