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15. Comment #473778 by Dr Doctor

Then it is only a hop-step and a Phillips to blaming atheists for papist buggery.

I'm giving it a week.

I think someone--the Pope himself, I think--already did that in Ireland: he blamed secularization.
I'll try to track down where I'm remembering that from and post a link or something.
EDIT: Found it. On PZ's blog:
Sadly, this latest everybody-is-responsible-so-nobody-is-to-blame defense is of a piece with a little-noticed section of Benedict's letter to the Irish church in which he seemed to blame the crisis, in part, on "new and serious challenges to the faith arising from the rapid transformation and secularization of Irish society."

Link to the article in the Times:,0,715320.column

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