John Paul II and St? Josemaria Modus Operandi
Because John Paul II made the Opus Dei a Prelature -- meaning they are answerable only to the Pope -- and since they control the Pope, therefore they are answerable to only to themselves!
They were campaigning for the election of Benedict XVI years prior to the conclave.
Since the death of John Paul II's bride Josemaria Escriva de Balaguer (names he orchestrated before he died in 1975, see http://jp2m.blogspot.com/2006/11/john-paul-ii-and-saint-josemaria.html) the church echelon celebrate his feastday in major cities and cathedrals in USA and worldwide. Meaning not in some small parish or small churches but only in big basilicas and cathedrals. This year's impressive list in the USA are below.
Cardinal Mahony celebrated it (as in every year) at the Basilica of Los Angeles. So amidst the court proceedings in the Los Angeles county court, the Opus Dei is helping him to avoid any court appearance and testimonies. Most of all, Opus dei is helping him hide all the personal files of the 508 pedophile priests.
Here is EWTN list as it carried a lot of programs on Escriva on and around his feastday in the USA. Other countries did the same thing which are all posted in the Opus Dei's website.
It is notewrothy that Fr. Tom Doyle has called these same Bishops "The worst crop of Bishops in contemporary memories"!
So really, the Opus Dei does not give a hoot about victims of clergy abuse. These poor victims are in their bottom rung of the ladder. They are protecting their own vested financial interest by protecting the Diocese and the Bishops in winning court cases.
By the way, they did have one alleged priest who later became an Opus Dei Bishop -- accused of pedophilia but was settled out of court -- see http://jp2m.blogspot.com/2007/06/on-lot-mr-john-paul-ii-and-mrs.html
List of Cardinals and Bishops in USA celebrating Mass in major Basilicas :
On June 26, bishops in different cities around the country will celebrate Masses to mark the feast day of Saint Josemaría Escrivá, the founder of Opus Dei. Also, EWTN programming and other news on Saint Josemaría.
Cardinal Edward Egan of New York and Cardinal Roger Mahony of Los Angeles will be among the bishops around the country celebrating Masses on June 26 to commemorate the feast of Opus Dei's founder, Saint Josemaría Escrivá.
Other U.S. Masses honoring the saint are being celebrated on or near his feast day by Archbishop Timothy M. Dolan of Milwaukee;
Archbishop Edwin O'Brien, of the Archdiocese of Military Services, in Washington;
Coadjutor Bishop Daniel N. DiNardo of Houston;
Bishop Allen Vigneron of Oakland;
Bishop Gerald Barbarito of Palm Beach;
Bishop Robert McManus of Worcester, Mass.;
and Auxiliary Bishops Thomas J. Paprocki of Chicago;
Felipe Estevez of Miami;
and Jose H. Gomez of Denver.
There will also be Masses at parishes in Boston; Dallas; Pittsburgh; St. Louis; Minneapolis-St. Paul; Providence, R.I.; Manchester, N.H.; Portland, Maine; and Cape Cod, Mass.
Dates and times of some of the Masses are listed below
Mass dates and times
-Boston, Cathedral of the Holy Cross, June 26, 11 a.m.
-Cape Cod, Corpus Christi, East Sandwich, June 22, 7 p.m.
-Chicago, St. Mary of the Angels, June 26, 10 a.m.
-Delray Beach, FL, St. Vincent Ferrar, June 25, 7:30 p.m.
-Denver, Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, June 26, 10 a.m.
-Houston, Sacred Heart Co-Cathedral, June 26, 10 a.m.
-Los Angeles, Cathedral of our Lady of the Angels, June 26, 10 a.m.
-Manchester, NH, St. Pius X, June 25, 7:30 p.m.
-Miami, St. Brendan, June 26, 10:30 a.m.
-Milwaukee, St. Mary's, Elm Grove, June 26, 10 a.m.
-New York, St. Patrick's Cathedral, June 26, 10 a.m.
-Oakland, St. Isidore's, Danville, June 26, 10:30 a.m.
-Pittsburgh, Sacred Heart, June 26, 10:30 a.m.
-Portland, ME, Church of the North American Martyrs, Falmouth Foreside, June 30, 6:00 p.m.
-Providence, Church of Saint Sebastian, June 26, 10 a.m.
-St. Louis, St. Clement of Rome, June 26, 2004, 10:30 a.m.
-St. Paul, MN, St. Therese Church, June 30, 2004, 7:30 p.m.
-Washington, National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, June 25, 7:30 p.m.
-Worcester, MA, St. Paul's Cathedral, June 25, 7:30 p.m.
World empire and wealth of Opus Dei -- http://www.odan.org/foundations.htm
Pope John Paul II's comments on his bride Josemaria de Opus Dei
Pope John Paul II referred to Saint Josemaría's canonization in a book published last month in Italy. In the new book, "Get up, Let Us Go!", the Pope wrote: "In October, 2002, I had the joy of inscribing in the canon of saints Josemaría Escrivá de Balaguer, the founder of Opus Dei, an exemplary priest and an apostle of the laity for modern times."
So it goes. If I were to enter a one-minute vignette on John Paul II in the new reality TV show 'On the Lot' this is how it would be.
Title: MR. Pope John Paul II and MRS.Saint Josemaria de Opus Dei
Subtitle: The new Mystical Marriage in the Catholic Church of the Pope and Opus Dei
Wedding song: You and Me against the World
Reality: The Groom Pope John Paul II wears robe in white (only) and the Bride Saint Josemaria de Opus Dei wears robe in black (only).
The Groom's name John Paul is a composite of two males (same-sex, gay), the Bride's name Josemaria is androgynous - one name of a male and a female (go figure, like the Androgynous Devil in the Passion of the Christ movie)) Actually, heshe has mutated hisher name so many times it taste bitter to pronounce hisher name.
See full vignette of "On the Lot: MR. John Paul II and MRS. Josemaria OD " -- http://jp2m.blogspot.com/2007/06/on-lot-mr-john-paul-ii-and-mrs_09.html