This unfortunate event *is* the result of Vatican II and the post-Vatican II reforms. I will not deny that the liberalization of Western morality does have some to do with the problems in the Roman Catholic Church, but it is absolutely absurd to deny the fact that Vatican II and the reforms following the council have much to do with this events.
Vatican II and the post-Vatican II refroms removed the Catholic faith from Church teaching and the Mass. You can object to the dogmas of the Catholic Church, which I am sure most, if not all, of you will, but there is no doubt that the Catholic faith has been watered down again and again for ecumenism and to please our modern society.
50 years ago this wasn't happening in the USA, and 50 years ago Catholic priests were celibate - more so than today. What do you expect to happen when the Catholic faith is watered down again and again, the Catholic Mass that has produced numerous Saints is chucked out the window and a protestantized version, with only 17% of the original prayers remaining, is forced upon the faithful by liberal bishops?!
This should come of no surprise, nor should the sexual abuse scandal, Vatican II has resulted in the Catholic Church loosing organization and authority. Catholic teaching is no longer what it was, and ancient litrugies and sincere devotions are traded in for Catholic lite.