Catholic Bishop: Secularism And Birth Control Is To Blame For Pedophile Priests

Bishop Thomas Paprocki joined other church leaders in blaming secular culture and birth control for church sexual abuse.

In response to the recent Pennsylvania grand jury report detailing decades of child sexual abuse within the Roman Catholic church in six of the states dioceses, Bishop Thomas Paprocki of Springfield, Illinois joined other church leaders blaming secular culture and the proliferation of birth control for the church’s subculture of abuse.

In a nearly eight-minute video titled "Sexual Misconduct: Pruning and purification continues within the church," Bishop Thomas Paprocki of Springfield, Illinois, called for "a profound spiritual renewal at all levels of the church" concerning its teachings on chastity and sexual morality.

"I say all levels of the church because the sexual revolution of our secular world has obviously infected the church at all levels," he said.

Paprocki said Humane Vitae "prophetically and accurately predicted the hazards of artificial birth control" before he highlighted the large percentages of U.S. Catholics who disagree with church teachings on contraception, cohabiting before marriage and same-sex marriage.

The bishop also said “lay people have far too easily rationalized why and how the church's moral teachings on sexuality and chastity do not apply to them”, leading the church to the “scandalous situation in which we now find ourselves”.

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DesertLady
DesertLady

So much for "personal responsibility"...Cowards.

Hood54
Hood54

Priests were abusing children long before the birth control pill. The Problem is Celibacy. And the twisted philosophy that if people don't act on their desires, their impure thoughts, then they can earn their reward in heaven. I no longer believe in the supernatural, or the church, or priests with magic words. Your actual purpose is fundraising.

Monica Anne
Monica Anne

Pedophilia is a mental illness and needs to be treated as such, not that this gives those who are not untreated justification or absolution. The rules for contraception abnormally penalize women and began when Jewish men wanted to build their kingdom financially and in military power. It is no longer prudent to sanction women who believe in population control and who are inordinately burdened by pregnancy.

Tragopan
Tragopan

What is truly shameful here is the LACK OF INTEGRITY on the part of these representatives of the catholic church. There is only ONE REASON for pedophile priests....and that is their LACK OF SELF CONTROL. While a priest may have the desire to have sex with a child, an ethical catholic priest WILL NOT ACT ON THAT DESIRE, but will control it. This has zip to do with secular culture or birth control. Just ZERO.

AlexJonesInfoWars
AlexJonesInfoWars

What we have here is another classic example of more crisis actors who were hired by the government that is run by atheists who are being controlled by the CLOUD PEOPLE! Wake up people! We need to unite as a single species and bring down the cumulus overlords who are the true bane of our existence, sure these priests molesred some kids but only because they were being brainwashed and controlled by the those beings in the sky that may or may not exist but because it makes me feel better THEY DO! So lets get together and fight back with the help of some high grade, weapons grade Uranium and some rockets from Elon Musk like this one..... 8=======D FIGHT THE CLOUD PEOPLE! TAKE BACK CONTROL!

Also this is a a crap argument from the church