We continue to await any apology from:
- Harriet Harman and Patricia Hewitt, who ran the National Council for Civil Liberties when it was passing resolutions in support of the Paedophile Information Exchange and Paedophile Action for Liberation, and when it was publishing calls to legalise and destigmatise sex between adults and children;
- Stephen Fry, author of The Liar and The Hippopotamus, both of which glorify sex between men and teenage boys, exactly the acts that have brought scandal on the Catholic Church;
- Successive Chairmen and Controllers of Channel Four, in its dramatic output a relentless, publicly owned campaigner in favour of such acts;
- Peter Tatchell, who campaigns to lower the age of consent to 14, a change which, had it been in place, would have rendered legal almost every act of which any Catholic priest has been accused;
- Germaine Greer, author of The Boy, a book-length celebration of the sexual fetishisation of the adolescent male by both men and women;
- Johann Hari, Senior Contributing Editor of Attitude, which presumably contains descriptions of sexual acts between men and teenage boys, as well as pictures of suspiciously young-looking male persons in states of undress but nevertheless accompanied by indications of status as, for example, schoolboys, or Scouts, or indeed altar boys, together with advertisements for DVDs with such themes;
- Richard Dawkins, who in The God Delusion describes having been sexually abused as a child as "an embarrassing but otherwise harmless experience";
- A C Grayling, who has devoted at least one chapter of one of his books to advocating sex at as early an age as possible, and who until very recently was churning out newspaper articles stating that "sex is part of a happy childhood" while decrying those who treat it as "so dangerous that only adults are allowed to do it":
- Philip Pullman, whose famous trilogy concludes with sexual intercourse between two children aged about 12, and who has repeatedly denounced the absence of sexual content in the Narnia novels;
- Numerous Social Services Departments that ran homes in which, at the same time as the Church was hushing up sex between men and teenage boys on the part of a small number of priests - and thus, however imperfectly, indicating disapproval of it - such behaviour was absolutely endemic, with major figures in that world publishing academic studies, used for many years in the training of social workers, which presented it as positively beneficial to both parties and therefore actively to be encouraged; and
- The Police, who long ago stopped enforcing the age of consent from 13 upwards.
Among many, many, many others.