PRAYERS FOR PRIESTS
O Almighty and Eternal God, look upon the Face of Thy Christ, and for love of Him Who is the eternal High-priest, have pity on Thy priests. Remember, O most compassionate God, that they are but weak and frail human beings. Stir up in them the grace of their vocation which is in them by the imposition of the Bishop's hands. Keep them close to Thee, lest the enemy prevail against them, so that they may never do anything in the slightest degree unworthy of their sublime vocation.
O Jesus, I pray Thee for Thy faithful and fervent priests; for Thy unfaithful and tepid priests; for Thy priests laboring at home or abroad in distant mission fields; for Thy tempted priests; for Thy lonely and desolate priests; for Thy young priests; for Thy aged priests; for Thy sick priests; for Thy dying priests; for the souls of Thy priests in Purgatory.
But above all I commend to Thee the priests dearest to me: the priest who baptized me; the priests at whose Masses I assisted and who gave me Thy Body and Blood in Holy Communion; the priests who taught and instructed or helped me and encouraged me; all the priests to whom I am indebted in any other way, particularly (your priest’s name here). O Jesus, keep them all close to Thy heart, and bless them abundantly in time and in eternity. Amen. Mary, Queen of the clergy, pray for us; obtain for us many and holy priests. Amen.
I don't know if there is a connection between the horrifying proliferation of sexual abuse of the vulnerable in the Church by clergy and their supervisors who encouraged it by a nod and a wink or rewarded it with months of useless therapy to overcome it, but liturgical abuse went on steroids after Vatican II as did the abuse of minor males by the clergy. Neither were punished by their bishops.
In fact the John Jay College of Criminal Law discovered that 1974 was the year where more priests abused male minors in the Church. There was a heck of a lot of other abuse going on too, especially the raping of beautiful churches by the iconoclastic liturgical elite as well as the horrifying liturgical abuse that often led to the desecration of the Most Holy Eucharist, not only in its sacrificial aspect but in the Species of the Sacrament.
There are two stories of recent interest in this regard, one from almost 100 years ago that Rorate Caeli resurrected and another from Guam where sexual abuse of minors by the chief shepherd, their bishop is being tried by none other than Cardinal Raymond Burke.
In terms of the trial of the bishop, the current administrator of that diocese has order priests to start following the General Instruction of the Current Ordinary Form Missal rather than ad libbing it or making up one's own way of celebrating the Mass. In other words, it appears that not only has sexual abuse be ignored but also liturgical abuse. A connection???? I suspect so.
Then this horrific story from about 100 years ago. Please note how this murdering priest executed for his crimes celebrated the liturgy of the Church--the pre-Vatican II Church at that, thus show that there was some liturgical abuse back then too not to mention other kinds of horrific breaking of priestly promises.