'Why were the vast majority of the citizens of this state prepared to allow the Catholic Church to work as a huge paedophile ring?'
So, here's the deal. It's the 1970s. You lie awake at night, afraid to go to sleep in case they come and get you.
Not the bogey man, because you'd like to believe you're too old for such things (although that doesn't stop you staring at that strange shadow on the ceiling and fervently wishing it would go away) but rather the people from the Madonna House.
They come at night, you're told, and take away bold boys and bring them to the orphanage where they don't treat bold boys very well...