Only in America?
Might not this revolution that I have described have been a uniquely American phenomenon? Curial bureaucrats (particularly Dr. Navarro-Vals, the pope's press spokesman) delight in saying that American problems are unique and are the result of the materialism, consumerism, secularism, and “pan-sexualism” of American society. The curialists, however, are European or European-influenced intellectuals, which means that they are obdurate haters of the United States. Thus, at the time of the worst period of the child sex abuse scandals, the curialists took the position that this was what one might expect in a country where everyone was obsessed with sex, and that the American hierarchy had been frightened into its Dallas charter for the protection of children by pressure from the media. One might wonder where the countries are in which people are not obsessed with sex. Moreover, there is substantial evidence that child abuse is part of the human condition and that it's a problem in the priesthood everywhere. The Church in the United States is merely ahead of