Catholic Bishop: Secularism and Contraception Turned Priests into Paedophiles
Having faced a sharp rebuke for attempts to wash their hands of the Catholic clerical child abuse scandals by blaming it on the LGBT community, some Catholic clergy have now settled on washing their hands of it by blaming secularism and contraception!
Somehow, it’s always something outside the Church, either in the laity or the public at large – the very people whose children were abused – who are to blame. It’s never the fault of the predatory priests themselves. They, poor things, are merely victims themselves – sometime even of the children they couldn’t help abusing.
The latest bishop to try to deflect blame away from the paedophile priests and the culture of the church which facilitated and covered up their predation on vulnerable children, is Bishop Thomas Paprocki of Springfield, Illinois. Responding to the Pennsylvania Grand Jury report into child abuse by Catholic priests with an eight-minute video entitled “Sexual Misconduct: Pruning and purification continues within the church”, he said: