John Paul II Cultural Center in the Mire
Because of his JPIIPPA John Paul II Pedophile Priests Army, John Paul II does not deserve to be called a "saint" by American lips and in American soil.
See the worst foot soldiers of The John Paul II Pedophile Priests Army -- http://jp2army.blogspot.com/
John Paul II does not deserve a cultural center in the nation's capital either. He should have built it in Poland and leave America alone.
God is seeing to it that he does not leave his Papal Sodomy footprints in America because his cultural center is sinking in the mire, sinking with his John Paul II Titanic ship.
The center is a stone's throw from the Immaculate Conception Basilica, but the people -- after praying and visiting the Basilica -- are not moved by the Holy Spirit to go to the papal cultural center. Why? Because the Pope has no business and no place in the Capitol's religious center. The 12,000 American children victims of his JPIIPP papal army do not need to be reminded of his presence. http://jp2m.blogspot.com/2006/08/john-paul-ii-pedophile-priests-jpiipp.html
Please do not buy his papal souvenirs, medals, rosaries and trinkets - it is better to give them to Africa and the poor and homeless in America who have nothing to eat.
Let us build a Museum and Memorial for the 12,000 victims of the John Paul II Pedophile Priests Army -- just like there will be a museum and memorial for the 5,000 victims of the 9-11 World Trade Center tragedy.
Financially strapped archdiocese subsidizes troubled center
A Washington Catholic cultural center is awash in red ink, and the Catholics of Detroit are financially responsible for it.
The John Paul II Cultural Center, a $75-million structure opened in March 2001, was built to be a tourist attraction and scholarly research facility. Five years later it is approximately $36 million in debt to the Detroit archdiocese. Whether the center will ever be able to repay those loans is uncertain.
Billed as a first-class museum, high-tech exhibit hall and Catholic think tank that would promote the church within the broader culture, the center today is a 100,000-square-foot-money pit. Expensive exhibits go largely unviewed, interactive displays mostly untouched, while annual foot traffic through the facility is less than one-tenth of the neighboring National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.
“There are no busy days at the center,” said a former employee.
Constructed on a 12-acre site purchased from the neighboring Catholic University of America in Northeast Washington, the center was the inspiration of Detroit Cardinal Adam Maida, who, while serving as bishop of Green Bay, Wis., first proposed the idea to Pope John Paul II. But it’s the downsizing Detroit archdiocese, which has closed three dozen schools over the past three years and is considering consolidating or closing dozens of parishes, which might yet foot the bill for the financially struggling center.
"Financially strapped Archdiocese subsidizes troubled Center"
National Catholic Reporter (February 10, 2006)
Pope John Paul II Cultural Center - http://www.jp2cc.org/
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