Shocking video of priest slapping baby in front of parents

A little baby is being baptized, surrounded by his proud family.

But babies cry, and this baby won’t stop crying.

So the French priest gives a sharp slap to the baby’s face, then quickly feigns concern and clasps the baby’s head to his bosom.

The video originally was posted to Facebook but has since been taken down. In the event the video is “memory-holed” from YouTube as well, I made a GIF of the priest’s assault.


If the priest could do this in front of the baby’s parents, imagine what he might do behind their backs . . . .

According to an online working paper, “Psychopathy by U.S. State,” by Dr. Ryan H. Murphy, a research assistant professor at Southern Methodist University’s School of Business, in Dallas, Texas, “clergy person” is among the “most disproportionately psychopathic” occupations, as are CEO, lawyer, media, salesperson, surgeon, journalist, police officer, chef, and civil servant (or politician). (See my post of June 20, 2018: “Washington, D.C., is the most psychopathic of all U.S.“)

Speaking of psychopathic priests, recall this post from March 3, 2018: “Monster in the Church: Liberal priest arrested for child porn wanted to ‘rape and kill’ children”.

An explanation for why religious clergy are among the most psychopathic occupations is found in a footnote on pp. 76-77 of People of the Lie: The Hope for Healing Human Evil, by the late M. Scott Peck, M.D.:

Since the primary motive of evil is disguise, one of the places evil people are most likely to be found is within the church. What better way to conceal one’s evil from oneself, as well as from others, than to be a deacon or some other highly visible form of Christian within our culture? In India I would suppose that the evil would demonstrate a similar tendency to be “good” Hindus or “good” Moslems. I do not mean to imply that the evil are anything other than a small minority among the religious or that the religious motives of most people are in any way spurious. I mean only that evil people tend to gravitate toward piety for the disguise and concealment it can offer them.

The Catholic Church isn’t the only place where evil clergy hide. See also “Boys are raped by Orthodox Jewish rabbis”.

H/t FOTM’s Stovepipe for the video!

Update (July 3, 2018)

Daily Mail reports that the priest is Father Jacques Lacroix, 89. The assault took place during the baptism of the two-year-old baby at the Collegiate Church in Champeaux, near Melun, in the south-eastern suburbs of Paris, on Sunday, June 17, 2018.

Lacroix has been forced into instant retirement. Jean-Yves, the Bishop of Meaux, said he had “taken measures so that the priest is suspended from all baptism and marriage celebrations.”

On Friday, June 22, speaking to France Info radio, Lacroix denied that the assault was too severe. He said:

“It was somewhere between a caress and a slap, I hoped to calm him down, I didn’t know what to do. The child was screaming a lot and I had to turn his head to pour water over it. I told him to “calm down, calm down” but he was not calming down. I tried to hold him close. I just wanted him to calm down. I apologised for my clumsiness to the family. I am finishing my ministry now, it was my last baptism, there is an end to everything.”


48 responses to “Shocking video of priest slapping baby in front of parents

  1. Sick SOB.
    He sounds French to me. I recognize some of the words. The father should have grabbed that baby and pushed that priest away.

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    • You’re right. I’m pretty sure I heard the priest say “qu’est-ce que”.

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    • The dad did, as far as I remember, once he snapped out of his disbelief, – and the priest didn’t want to let the baby go, either.

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    • I notice he shook the baby pretty hard,too. Every thing he did terrified the child even more-he should’ve just handed the baby back to the Mom and stepped away.

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    • God help that rat turd if he did that to my baby, I’d have punched him square in his ugly mug and then would have gotten really violent! 😉
      I can’t believe that mother didn’t do anything!! WTF!!!
      it’s true, filth like this seek power, the most corrupt of all go for it so they can do horrible things.
      Just look at how some of the nuns were to children!
      Or look at the Canadian Holocaust, that’s the worst of the worst what they did to those poor indigenous children in Canada, and Pope Francis doesn’t say squat about it, neither did John Paul or Ratzinger or any of the others.

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  2. Son of a bitch!

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  3. Unreal. Can’t believe mom still let him touch the baby after that. Wow.

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    • That’s the problem with religious authority, or for that matter many forms of “authority”. But the religious authority is especially insidious because people have been taught that somehow these people represent God, therefore somehow they cannot question, and are more timid about standing up against them. Thankfully this is slowly changing as the veil is lifted on everything around us. Those who willingly chose to shut their eyes and blindly obey have given their souls away.

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  4. What struck (ha!) me was how quickly the priest turned from kindly to irritated, then mad. Maybe he was getting senile?

    Years ago, there were a couple of birkha’d women sitting behind me (and over several seats) in a movie theater with a couple of small children and an infant. When the infant started crying and wouldn’t quiet immediately, one of the women slapped it—hard—on its bare leg. Shockingly, the baby shut up. I shot her my very best stink-eye for hitting that baby that way (I wasn’t close enough to say something without causing a huge scene, and I wasn’t sure they spoke English), but I was doubly horrified that her slap quieted the baby. Had it already learned that further protestations only brought more abuse?

    I’m not suggesting that foreigners hit their kids more than Westerners do…I think there’s plenty child abuse to go around. It makes me a bit sick, actually.

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    • Probably. Vocations are down and they hang on to them as long as possible. Worse, the selection process leaves a lot to be desired. After many years of this the seminaries are full of similar troubled priests who end up abbots.

      The entire priestly formation process needs to be overhauled. I could tell you stories all day. On the other hand, I’ve known some wonderful priests. All of them are “odd” by normal standards. Sometimes the “odd” takes a turn for the good, sometimes not.

      We had an Italian priest once that liked to slap kids cheeks. It was an Italian gesture of love. It scared my son to death. I had to explain to him that Fr. Maneri was just being loving. He was a good priest.

      This one is different. He’s obviously irritated. He’s probably senile too. The parents should have reported him to the bishop. There’s something wrong with him.

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    • Seeing what they do to their own children (male and female genital mutilation), no wonder those poor kids grow up to be violent. Just look at some of the awful scenes of ritual genital cutting in Turkey, it’s absolutely satanic. And if the young boys cry they’re looked on as sissies.
      It’s a cult!

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  5. Hasn’t he ever seen a baby cry under circumstances unusual to him? Most priests I have seen at ceremonies have had much self control under various circumstances, largely due, perhaps, to excellent training and much experience. It is, after all, a full-time job.

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  6. I think I’d have slapped the priest, grabbed my baby and run. Why does he think he had the right to slap a crying baby? You’re right Dr. E, if a priest would do this in front of the parents, imagine what could go on behind their backs. I really have to question why the parents bowed to the priestly authority in this instance…definitely NOT GOOD.

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  7. Didn’t surprise me… I went to Catholic school, I know how the priest and nuns can go into violent angry attacks!!!

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  8. sixlittlerabbits

    This is shocking and inexcusable. Is the priest mad? Immediately after, the mom reaches out and puts her arms around the baby, but can’t pry him from the priest. Thank goodness the dad then took the baby away from the priest, who didn’t want to give the baby up. SICK. The priest should be forced to retire immediately.

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  9. There are evil clergy in every religion; makes you wonder that the Priests in the church of Satan is more genuine….

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    • the Church of satan doesn’t pretend to be nice. That’s their only ‘virtue’, if you could call it that. They’re pure evil and will be punished, they’re too nuts to learn that God wins no matter what.
      Dumb devils!

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  10. Alex Jones reported on this the day the video was released and he was outraged, as are we all. His radio show reported, within two days, that the priest “was fired.” Whether this means he is no longer allowed to perform priestly duties publicly or he was transferred to some place else remains unclear.
    Not to split hairs or nit-pick, I would disagree with the late Scott M. Peck as disguise being a motive. I would say to commit evil would be the motive of evil persons, but that disguise is the primary m.o. or means to commit the evil. But I know what Peck was trying to say.

    While in the sixth grade, our teacher at the time, Mrs. Smith, died. She was replaced by the first male teacher we had, whom I will not name. The man was a discipline freak (teachers at the school practiced corporal punishment at the time, 1968) and many of the pupils’ parents complained about him.
    It turned out the man was a sexual predator, also: Specifically, he made it known to me that he was available. (This happened in 1970 when he was our eighth grade teacher as well.)
    Long Story Short, he left the school after the 1969 school year was over (in June, 1970), went to California for some time, and came back to New York. I looked him up on the internet, and it turned out he has been in Florida for some years now. He was “ordained” as a “priest” in some Catholic Charismatic order (one which he admitted does not profess loyalty to the Pope). So here was a man who abused us physically and who was also a gay man. I concluded that not only was he committed to carrying out his sexual proclivities (he has publicly admitted he is a gay man), but apparently was willing to lead people astray spiritually, also.
    In other words, this has affected the Church since at least the Second Vatican Council, across the world, and it began in America in the late 1940’s. This means that the Church is under attack, Her members are under attack, and, most importantly, Christ Himself is under attack. So we have to arm ourselves spiritually, with prayer, honest discussion, and, above all, know precisely what the Traditional Church has always taught and STICK TO OUR GUNS, as it were: We cannot compromise with evil, as my former teacher and a large number of clergy have—once we compromise, we lose. So these corrupt clergy pursue their sinful gratification while using their convenient disguise as a method to live out their sin. If this is not a sin against the Holy Ghost, I don’t know what is.

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    • I’m gratified he left to go to a heretical sect. There were quite a few of those after Vatican II. The only thing I blame the Church for is not doing a better job addressing the problems.

      On the other hand, while it is not a democracy, it is OUR Church. I continue to say that any time there’s opportunity you will have predators. It is also true that if you have required celibacy you are likely to get homosexuals. If you get homosexuals you will have pedophiles.

      That said, we did not “corner the market” on that. One problem is that priestly formation has changed. It used to be common for large families to “offer” the youngest son for the priesthood. That child would more or less be groomed for service their whole life.

      Now it is more common for someone to be “recommended” from the laity. Many of the priests are homosexual. Not all, for sure, but enough. That leads to “recognizing” a candidate or “selecting” someone they think might be appealing to their colleagues.

      This has become entrenched. It can only be cured by the bishops. There doesn’t seem to be a serious desire to fix it. They are not going to drop the celibacy rule if for no other reason than they’d have to pay enough to priests to support families. Now they just give them a $1K/mo. stipend. You have to be dedicated to work as hard as many of them do for so little.

      The Church is not the only source of abuse. It is ALWAYS the target of those that would harm her. My guess is that the only thing that will help this is for parents of children who are effected to press charges. If they don’t the offenders will simply be moved elsewhere.

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    • Read the reviews for this book, Good Bye, Good Men, you will see that the seminaries have been turned into homo guilds, and any straight guy is made so miserable, he is harassed out of the club.

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  11. Look closely at the instantaneous defensive body movements of the Mother & the Father when the Priest angrily slaps the Baby.. Both Parents were momentarily “stunned” = not wanting to challenge the angry priest.. The Priest then “pretends to comfort” the baby in a effort to “cover” his anger.. The baby’s Father regains his courage and reaches for His Child, – having to notably & aggressively “pull” the baby away from the retentive grasp of the angry priest.. If I were the baby’s Father, – I’d be giving that angry priest His “Last Rites..”

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  12. Yeah, just to play Devil’s Advocate…
    I see a scene right out of “The Exorcist”… The Priest is performing a traditional rite, hears the tell-tale sound of the baby’s cry which is more of a demonic growl, and the priest slaps the possibly-possessed infant to show he is in charge in this house of worship. He then sees no escalation of resistance nor projectile vomit, etc., and hugs the baby to his bosom to show there is no harm intended… Just sayin’.
    And BTW, what’s with the tarantula tatoo on the mother’s ankle?

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  13. Priest or not, he would be having a come to Jesus meeting with that floor. I saw the dad pull the baby away and give stink eye and someone from the right pull on the priest. Glad someone made this public, Lord only knows what could have happened later without witnesses.

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  14. If a ‘priest’, ‘pastor’, ‘rabbi’ or ANY other ecumenically involved ‘person of the cloth’, has trouble with crying, hyper children……he is in the wrong profession.

    Had that happened to MY daughter during her Baptismal when she was only one year old……I’d probably still be in prison from my immediate reaction.

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  15. He must be Mary McAleese’s “spiritual advisor”.


  16. It looks like someone is ready for the rubber-confessional.

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  17. If I were that baby’s father, I would have contaminated the holy water with that “priest’s” face.

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  18. France & priest what a beautiful combination!if were my baby,would of chopped bis hands off!

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  19. traildustfotm

    Yes! I saw that, too! That nut could had done serious damage to the baby. (shaken baby syndrome)

    Growing up, we had one priest come into our church who liked to terrify his young audience. He gave one address to a church hall full of junior high aged kids, myself included, in which he told us that once we are inside the doors of the church property, nobody could stop him from hurting us if he chose to, not even the police.

    He went on with that idea, expressed in a number of ways. He even had any kid who looked amused come up on the stage with him, me included, and he slapped them hard across the face. This was less a slap, and more and open had fighting strike. I dreamed for years of paying him a visit after I grew up, and putting his lights out. But before I could carry that out, the LORD caught up with me, and I gave my life to HIM, which includes forgiving others who sinned against us.

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  20. The priest in the video has been identified as Father Jacques Lacroix, 89. The assault took place during the baptism of the two-year-old baby at the Collegiate Church in Champeaux, near Melun, in the south-eastern suburbs of Paris, on Sunday, June 17, 2018.

    Lacroix has been forced into instant retirement. Jean-Yves, the Bishop of Meaux, said he had “taken measures so that the priest is suspended from all baptism and marriage celebrations.”

    Liked by 1 person

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