There is a video being posted on Facebook and other social media which shows what looks like a Catholic priest in green ordinary time vestments slapping kids upside the head, pulling their hair and even kicking them. The video is extremely disturbing and even has the ‘Friendly Atheist’ scratching his head.
Before Vatican II, the rite of Confirmation was administered with a slight tap on the face of the confirmandi. However, this was abolished. What this priest is doing in this video is disgusting. This is not a rite of the Catholic Church! It is child abuse. If anyone recognizes this priest (if he really is a Catholic priest), please contact the police and the local bishop. This man needs to be arrested for child abuse and endangering the welfare of a child. He is clearly mentally ill.