He was nicknamed “Rapier Napier” due to the nature of his brazen attacks.
In the meantime, aggressive upward-mobility had come to mean a transitory society.
Simultaneously, the post-Vatican II upheaval cut loose the social moorings that had once been associated with parish and Catholic school.
The files included claims that a high-level group of paedophiles were involved in the abuse of children at the Elm Guest House, a well-known meeting place for gay men, in south-west London.
Napier, of Sherborne, Dorset, had been convicted twice before for abuse against boys but on the first occasion was given a probation order.
Improving the program at the diocesan level is a lengthy process, one generally out of reach of the average priest. After World War II, the nation lived through a time of unprecedented prosperity.
But within the reach of the priest there is a very important contribution that can be made to raising the quality of married life, thereby reducing the divorce rate. One side effect of this prosperity was that compulsory school attendance until high school graduation could be made the norm.
If one has never observed married love lasting through good and bad times, how will one be able to live it? That is what the contemporary dating scene, America's excuse for a courtship process, teaches.
Especially if one has spent his or her adolescence learning how to break up. Among some evangelical Protestants, the marriage preparation requirements of the Catholic Church are objects of envy.
It was reputed to have high-ranking supporters within politics, police and the Church.
Napier, whose half-brother is the MP John Whittingdale, was jailed for 13 years yesterday after admitting attacks on 21 boys at a boarding school during two-and-a-half years as a teacher.
The inquiry led to a flat where Napier boasted he had access to young boys while he worked for the British Council in Cairo.