MR. John Paul II & MRS. Josemaria Escriba speak from their graves: Sexual abuse not just a Catholic problem
Christ is the Groom and the Church is His Mystical Bride. -- Catholic Catechism
For more than 26 years, Opus Dei was the only go-between between Pope John Paul II and the outside world --- and they did NOTHING to bring justice and healing to the victims of his John Paul II Pedophile Priests Army who surpass the Swiss Guard Army of the Vatican in numbers. There are about 500 Swiss Guards maximum and there are 500 cases of priest pedophilia with a $666 million prce tag in Los Angeles as of today. In America there are more than 5,000 pedophile priests, 10 times more than the Swiss Guards. Why are the pictures of these pedophile-priests not publicized as much as the Swiss Guards, is it because they are not in pompous uniforms and not as handsome? Most of all, why are they not in jail in America where pedophilia is a crime punishable by law. Is it because the Catholic church has "paid" for their sins and bought their freedom? Isn't this a double standard of morality for the "secular" criminal and the "religious" criminal?
Compare the CRIMES and their VICTIMS in America
Victims - Attackers - Responsible Leader
Pearl Harbor - 3,000 victims - 170 planes - Admiral Yamamoto
WTC & 9/11 attacks - 5,000 victims - 19 Muslims - Osama bin Laden
USA Priest Pedophilia - 12,000 victims - 5,148 priests - John Paul II & Josemaria Escriba
The Mystical Marriage of MR. Pope John Paul II and MRS. St? Josemaria of the Opus Dei continue to rule from their graves. And the Vatican continue to sing their OD tune over and over again. "You & me against the world" (See "On the Lot" ------ http://jp2m.blogspot.com/2007/06/on-lot-mr-john-paul-ii-and-mrs_09.html)
That is after all the Opus Dei's main strategy. They've gotten Josemaria Escriba canonized as the fastest saint to be canonized in the 20th century, now they also want John Paul II to be canonized in less than no time because -- with two saints on their side, they believe they will be able to rule in perpetuity the Catholic church.
The Opus Dei Pope
The Opus Dei calls Josemaria Escriba "EL Padre" meaning "THE Father" (those were the only 2 words on his tomb), then they call the Pope "The Holy Father". So who is more powerful to the thousands of Opus Dei eunuch numeraries and supernumeraries? (To Escriba, members are not persons but mere numbers,the more numbers the better, hence those OD bizarre names. Not "nuns and brothers" but "numeraries". Androgynous just like his name Josemaria!) To the 85,000 Opus Dei members, the more powerful ruler is the androgynous-one, EL Padre.....and all Cardinals and Bishops must follow EL Padre because he is "THE Way" (as he wrote from his book). And these Cardinals and Bishops must rule over Catholics -- as Opus Dei decree it to be.
John Paul II was a secret Opus Dei member and the biggest proof of that is he immediately went to the Opus Dei house in Rome when Josemaria Escriba had his heart attack. (He had to run to see and embrace his mystical wife one last time!) No Pope ever leaves the Vatican to go to see someone who just died -- and no Pope ever kneels before any recently dead person. The Pope kneels down only before the tombs of religious who have been beatified, but never a recently dead person because has to wait until he declares him or her "Venerable" like Mother Teresa of Calcutta. This may sound morbid (and even comical) but this one of the most significant moments that Opus Dei can boast about their "EL Padre" since no other founder can boast of that historical papal record. (We'll see what happens when pedophile Fr. Marcel Maciel, founder of the Legion of Christ dies. Benedict XVI probably won't run to his side since he has his own mystical bride, his secretary, --- see http://pope-ratz.blogspot.com/2007/06/benedict-xvis-handsome-private.html )
Mahony $666 Million Los Angeles pay-off = Opus Dei celebration party
Lombardi is a poor Jesuit secretary with an Opus Dei tentacle around his neck and he is just obeying God's Rottweiler - Benedict XVI's orders and so he issued the official Vatican statement which reveals how Opus Dei or rather, androgynous Josemaria still rules. This paragraph about the Vatican (owned by Opus Dei) stance is the most revealing (and most stupid) of them all:
Lombardi reaffirmed a position taken by other Catholic Church leaders in the past -- that other organized religions and institutions should also deal with pedophilia as publicly as the Catholic Church has been forced to by various scandals.(Bold emphases added) to point out that JPII and Escriba did indeed control Catholic church leaders and that they were too engrossed in their saint-factory machine to make Escriba the fastest saint to be canonized - that they covered-up the crime of priest pedophilia for more than 26 years. And like then, now they are "judging" other religions -- to distract again Catholics' attention -- so that Opus Dei can succeed in its selfish agenda to canonize John Paul II speedily as saint.
When the Pope and the Opus Dei are not busy condemning Liberation Theology, they are busy pointing fingers and condemning other faiths. http://pope-ratz.blogspot.com/2007/05/benedict-xvi-gods-rottweiler-appetite.html
John Paul II and Josemaria Escriba are masters of deceits and cunning at twisting the truth and misguiding the focus of Catholics on the real issues of priest pedophilia at hand - even from their graves... They have only two goals -- that they are both canonized "saints" so that they can rule ever happily ever after from the Vatican -- and laugh and trample at all of us below their ranks.
So right now, the Opus Dei want us to focus on "other organized religion and institution" and not on the Catholic church who've just lost 2 Billion dollars (how much was Conrad Black found guilty of, $2.5 million, and he is guilty? What about the guys of Enron?) Mahony is guilty of $660 million, and he rules Los Angeles like a prince from his palace surrounded by his Opus Dei confreres! They are all laughing at SNAP and the survivors who had to 'settle for less' and Mahony dodged the bullet and didn't have to testify in shame.
And what OD arrogance to tell other organized institutions to clean up their act? Don't they know what it means to "mind your own business"? It's not the same with the Baptists or Protestants, none have it like the Catholic scale of pedophilia.
Meaning of OD
Those Opus Dei are drugged, OD!
Their initial OD serves them right. OD noun - an overdose of a drug and especially a narcotic. OD verb - To become ill or die from an OD. (Merriam Webster Dictionary)
The Opus Dei drug is Latin.
The Opus Dei celebrates Mass everyday in Latin - but we have two words in Latin for them -- "Crimen Sollicitationis"
(See the Google video of Benedict XVI and Opus Dei in the background for 26 years covering up priest pedophilia
The Opus Dei members go to Confession only to their own Opus Dei priests every week and therefore they expect the victims of priest pedophilia to "confess, forgive and forget" now that they've been "paid-off" by evil Mahony and other Opus Dei cohorts in crime. They think that the "magic" of Confession can heal the survivors and their years of suffering from the hands of the JPIIPPA John Paul II Pedophile Priests Army. They are living in the un-real world of Latin utopia.
This Vatican official statement on LA mean that the Opus Dei want a smooth perpetual honeymoon for Mr. John Paul II and his mystical bride MRS. Josemaria Escriba even from their graves. Till death do us part, naaa "in death we'll rule even more".
Read this watered-down manipulative OctopusDei Vatican statement on the Mahony pay-offs. But be-aware and beware of the OD-tentacles as you read in between the watered-down apology lines! And please do not buy into Benedict XVI "crocodile tears" for the victims, he is having the time of his life in the lap of luxury in the Vatican palaces...
Sexual abuse not just a Catholic problem: Vatican
By Philip Pullella
July 17, 2007
From -- http://www.snapnetwork.org/news/vatican/071707_vatican_response_LA_settlements.html
VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Sexual abuse of children is not just a Catholic Church problem and other institutions should take steps to acknowledge and deal with such "wickedness" within their own ranks, the Vatican said on Tuesday.
The Vatican's chief spokesman, Father Federico Lombardi, also said the record $660 million settlement between the Archdiocese of Los Angeles and victims of sexual abuse was an attempt to "close a painful chapter and look forward".
"The Church is above all clearly pained by the suffering of the victims and their families, by the deep wounds caused by the grave and inexcusable behavior of some of its members," Lombardi said.
"It has decided to commit itself in every way to avoid a repetition of such wickedness," he said, adding that the Church now had a "a policy of prevention and creation of an ever more secure atmosphere for children and young people in all aspects of (its) pastoral programs".
Lombardi reaffirmed a position taken by other Catholic Church leaders in the past -- that other organized religions and institutions should also deal with pedophilia as publicly as the Catholic Church has been forced to by various scandals.
"The problem of the abuse of childhood and its adequate protection certainly does not regard only the (Catholic) Church, but also many other institutions and it is right that these take the necessary decisions as well," he said.
Lombardi said the Church was aware of its educational responsibilities to youth and intended to be "a protagonist in the struggle against pedophilia", which he said was on the rise worldwide.
ABUSE DATING BACK TO THE 1940s
The Los Angeles decision involved 508 plaintiffs in cases dating back to the 1940s. The pre-trial settlement means Cardinal Roger Mahony will not have to testify in court.
The settlement reached on Saturday after 4 1/2 years of negotiations came before the first trial was due to begin on Monday. Victims' attorneys would have called Mahony to testify about the church hierarchy's protection of abusive priests.
The Los Angeles settlement dwarfs other landmark payouts. The Archdiocese of Boston, where the U.S. scandal erupted in 2002, reached a 2003 deal for 550 people worth $85 million.
Boston's archbishop, Cardinal Bernard Law, was forced to resign in disgrace in December 2002.
Leaders of the U.S. Catholic Church were found to have moved priests who abused minors to new parishes instead of defrocking them or reporting them to authorities.
In his interview with Vatican Radio, Lombardi spoke of the "sacrifices" the settlement would impose on the archdiocese.
The settlement funds will come from the archdiocese selling real estate assets, including the archdiocese's headquarters, insurers and various Catholic religious orders.
Before his election as pope, then-Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger went out on a limb to decry the "filth" in the Church.
Benedict, who was elected in 2005, has taken a tougher stand on sexual abuse in the Church than his predecessor. Last year he disciplined Rev. Marcial Maciel Degollado, the 86-year-old founder of the conservative Legionaries of Christ, who had been accused of sexually abusing boys decades ago.
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