Did you hear? On Christmas Day, the pope said on Christmas that pedophilia and pornography were considered normal in the 1970s. What on earth is he smoking? Eat too much brandy-soaked Christmas pudding? Drink too much rum-spiked eggnog?
Barbara Blaine, the head of the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests, said, "It is fundamentally disturbing to watch a brilliant man so conveniently misdiagnose a horrific scandal."
Not so sure about that "brilliant" part, but I suppose she was trying to be diplomatic.