The recent scandals in the Novus Ordo clergy is the logical spiritual fruit of the revolution of the Vatican II church. The destruction of the Faith and Morals among the clergy reflect the failure of Prayer (Faith) and Penance-Discipline (Morals).
Where one fails to keep an eye toward the Father by Faith, the danger of infidelity to the graces of the Holy Ghost results. The very character of the post Vatican II era was a mockery of Doctrine and Piety (doing for the love of the Father). Effectively the entire discipline of the Church has been under attack resulting in moral turpitude in the clergy, both priest and Bishops and higher, as well as lay folks.
This is easily seen: in dress, no cassock; no Friday fast and no Rosary for them. The result is moral decadence and even Bishops who cannot stand in moral rectitude. Such is the nature of man’s need for Faith and grace. The moral failure which has been enabled by this clergy demonstrates the defective character of a false church these 50 years. The elevation of those leading characters who were guilty show a Novus Ordo consequence, not an accident. The Catholic Church is composed of saints and sinners but the Novus Ordo religion is one of false Faith and Morals, false Prayer and Penance.
“God has not chosen everyone to salvation; it is a rare gift to be a Catholic; it may be
offered to us once our lives and never again; and if we have not seized on the accepted
time, nor know in our day the things which are for our peace, oh, the misery for us!”
~ Cardinal Newman in Discourse to Mixed Congregation.