Catholic Sex Abuse Linked to 'Deviant' Behavior of 1960s, '70s

Research commissioned by the nation's Catholic bishops suggests that the sexual promiscuity and widespread drug use of the 1960s and '70s in America may have played a role in an increase in child sexual abuse at the hands of priests, concluding that a rise in "deviant" behavior in the country tracks with a higher rate of abuse by priests. The report says that no single factor causes priests to become sexual abusers of children, but it claims that abuse cases were "influenced by social factors...Full Story
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