Mercieca told the AP in Rome that he and Foley would go into saunas naked when he was a priest in Florida and Foley was a parishioner, but he said "everybody does that." The priest also said he didn't think it was unusual to go on overnight trips with a young boy.--AP report
I do think it's rather lame that Foley (and/or his handlers) is trying to shift blame. Wasn't that tactic played out in the 90s, if not the 80s? "Yeah, I did some bad things, but I'm not really to blame because someone wronged me earlier in life." Following that to its logical conclusion, we can all do just whatever we want thanks to the psychological damage done by Adam and Eve.
I know I'm certainly not responsible for my misdeeds. I will, however, be taking credit for any and all successes.