Hypocrisy, thy name is John Paul II, Hyporcisy, thy name is Mel Gibson
Pope Benedict XVI is shown a map of Ioannes Paulus II Peninsula in Antarctica.
The Opus Dei Plan is to make John Paul II the greatest of ALL Saints and to put his gigantic statues in every major basilicas in the world – like the Notre Dame Basilica in Paris and names in every city in the world, see list below. The WORSHIP of John Paul II – as the Second Christ - imposed strategically by the Opus Dei is the most ego-maniac and narcissist of its kind.
But John Paul II is a hypocrite and he is not the Second Christ because he had one Achilles Heel and that is his John Paul II Pedophile Priest Army that numbers by the thousands with thousands of victims of altar boys and girls in the United States and worldwide www.jp2army.blogspot.com Because of this Achilles Heel, John Paul II can NEVER be a `saint nor should he be called such by American children in this generation and all generations to come. The Jesuit Jon Sobrino criticized the strategy of Opus Dei for their god-John Paul II in his book Witnesses to the Kingdom and so the Opus Dei Bishop silenced him in El Salvador and Pope Benedict served him Notification. Then Benedict closed down the Jesuit's Vatican Observatory becauase there are no Opus Dei astronomers, they are too stupid to have one.
When The Passion of the Christ was released, John Paul II said `It is as it was`` vouching for Mel Gibson. Turns out that Mel Gibson is a hypocrite after all and he did it for the money and is now divorcing his wife because he prefers the adulterous life with a younger woman. John Paul II the hypocrite condoning Mel Gibson the hypocrite!
Below is an excerpt from Jon Sobrino's book that speaks of John Paul II's un-realistic papal attitudes and ignorant perception towards the poor. These are the paragraphs that made Benedict XVI issued the "Notification" and the Opus Dei Bishop of El Salvador "silence" Sobrino, meaning he can no longer teach or preach and help the poor to whom he has given all his life in service.
Witnesses to the Kingdom: The Martyrs of El Salvador and the Crucified Peoples
Page 141. Important ecclesial events, like a papal visit, are often organized in such a way that they too produce a feeling of unreality. In the Pope’s 1996 visit to El Salvador, it is true that most of the people who attended were poor. But all one could see of their reality was their religious enthusiasm, more or less effectively organized. One didn’t see their poverty, their fears, their discouragement and helplessness, not even their true faith and hope; one didn’t see their reality. As the event was organized, the poor served more as a backdrop than as the reality of the country; in the foreground were minorities that do not represent the reality: the government, legislators and politicians, the rich and powerful, and the Church beside them. The Pope’s visit neither reflected reality nor, to judge from the consequences, had any important effect on it.
On page 140. This applies to the allocutions and homilies of the Pope to the Congregation when he was an "adult-pope’. And that is still a serious problem: humanistas without sarx, factuality without reality (in the world of the poor). To give a few examples: one often gets a feeling of unreality from homilies, documents and messages that do not make central - although they may mention it - the poverty of reality, the injustice and corruption that cause it, and the cover-up that accompanies it. The feeling of unreality comes especially from the lack of commitment to get involved in the conflict, to struggle against injustice and to suffer the consequences. Words, words, words, as J. Comblin calls such messages in the article mentioned above. At another level, one gets the same feeling of unreality from a seminary formation that protects the seminarian from reality; or from the spiritualities and pastoral practices promoted or tolerated by movements that lead the human being into an a-historical transcendence with infantilizing consequences. (From Martyrs of El Salvador. By Jon Sobrino)
John Paul II and the Opus Dei and Benedict XVI are only playing with words, words, words at the Vatican Palace and praying in useless Latin (like Mel Gibson does in his Catholic Church in Los Angeles that is why they condone him)!
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
Pope John Paul II was celebrated during his lifetime and later posthumously with several honours and as the namesake of several places and institutions. Such places often bear the name John Paul II but newer institutions are using the name John Paul the Great.
Educational and cultural centres named in honour of the Pope include the Pontifical John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family whose largest campuses are located at the Lateran University in Rome, Italy and Catholic University of America in Washington, DC, United States. Affiliated campuses are found in Australia, Benin, Brazil, India, Mexico and Spain. There is also a Pope John Paul II Cultural Center in the United States capital. John Paul the Great Catholic University is a rededicated degree-granting institution in San Diego, California. Several John Paul II Catholic Centres may be found on college and university campuses around the world, usually serving students and staff as Roman Catholic chapels. Several elementary and secondary schools also use the name John Paul II or John Paul the Great, like Pope John Paul the Great Catholic High School in Prince William County, Virginia, administered by the Dominican Sisters of Saint Cecilia or "Nashville Dominicans." (The tabernacle and cornerstone of the school were blessed by Pope Benedict XVI during Mass at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C. on 17 April 2008.)
Several national and municipal public projects were named in honour of the Pope. Rome's main railway station, the Roma Termini station, was dedicated to Pope John Paul II by a vote of the City Council, a first municipal public object in Rome bearing the name of a non Italian. International airports named after him are John Paul II International Airport Kraków-Balice — one of the principal airports of Poland — and the João Paulo II Airport in the Azores. The Juan Pablo II Bridge is located in Chile, while John Paul II Square in Bulgaria denotes the Pope's visit to Sofia in 2002. Estádio João Paulo II (John Paul II Stadium) is a football (soccer) stadium in Mogi-Mirim in Brazil. Parvis Notre-Dame - Place Jean-Paul II is a centrepiece of one of Paris' neighbourhoods. Pope John Paul II Park is a feature of Boston, Massachusetts while Pope John Paul II Drive serves residents of Chicago, Illinois. In San Diego, California, New Catholic University has renamed itself John Paul the Great Catholic University.
Of international interest, Ioannes Paulus II Peninsula on Livingston Island in the South Shetland Islands was named in honour of the Pope. The Antarctic landmark recognises his contribution to world peace and understanding among people.
* 1 Airports
* 2 Parks and green areas
* 3 Squares
* 4 Railway stations
* 5 Schools
o 5.1 Italy
o 5.2 Brazil
o 5.3 Canada
o 5.4 New Zealand
o 5.5 Poland
o 5.6 United Kingdom
o 5.7 United States
* 6 Roads and avenues
* 7 Natural places
* 8 Other
* 9 Notes
* The airport of Bari, in Italy, is named Bari "Karol Wojtyla" International Airport; (IATA: BRI, ICAO: LIBD).
* The airport of Kraków is named John Paul II International Airport Kraków-Balice; (IATA: KRK, ICAO: EPKK).
* The airport of Ponta Delgada, in Portugal, is named João Paulo II Airport because he visited that city; (IATA: PDL, ICAO: LPPD).
 Parks and green areas
* Medellin, Colombia; 1986. El Parque Juan Pablo II, o Aeroparque Juan Pablo II es un parque acuático, ubicado en la ciudad colombiana de Medellín, al lado del Aeropuerto Olaya Herrera. Cuenta con una gran variedad de piscinas, con poleas, toboganes, de olas. También cuenta con un sendero para la práctica de los deportes sobre ruedas. Además cuenta con un coliseo y una concha acústica, empleada para espectáculos.
* Cremona; on May 6, 2006.
* Milan; on January 19, 2007.
* Pisa; on March 20, 2006.
* Rimini; on January 9, 2007.
* Verona; on December 20, 2006
* Dorchester, Massachusetts, USA; in June, 2001.
* In Biella.
* In Cesena in the Province of Forlì-Cesena.
* In Frosinone since 2005-04-20 to commemorate the mass which the Pope celebrated in.
* In Montescaglioso, in the Province of Matera, since 2007-01-06.
* In Paris, on August 15, 2006; the place du Parvis-Notre-Dame (french for "Notre-Dame square") was renamed Parvis Notre-Dame - Place Jean-Paul II ("Notre-Dame - John Paul II square") after a ceremony and a religious procession with the Archbishop of Paris André Vingt-Trois and the mayor Bertrand Delanoë. In the squere now is located a stone where is written: «"Amour et Vérité se rencontrent. Justice et Paix s'embrassent" L'hommage du monde et de Cambrai.»
* In Wrocław Plac Jana Pawła II
* In Ponte San Nicolò in the Province of Padua.
* In Sofia the John Paul II Square was named for him on the occasion of his visit to Bulgaria in 2002.
* In Jersey City, NJ at St. Peter's Preparatory School, the section of Warren Street between the streets of Grand and York was renamed Pope John Paul II Square.
* In Las Condes, Santiago de Chile: "Plaza Juan Pablo II", named after his visit to the southern country.
* In Dunaújváros, Hungary II. János Pál pápa tér.
* In Győr, Hungary II. János Pál pápa tér
* In Coimbra, Portugal, "Praça João Paulo II" , inaugurated 15 May 1982, on the first visit to Portugal.
 Railway stations
* The train station of Roma Termini was entitled to him on 23 December 2006.
* In Cesena.
* In Ostia.
* In Lecce.
* In Cimbro-Cuirone, in the Province of Varese; it's the first school named Giovanni Paolo II (since 2005-12-28).
* In Peschiera del Garda, in the Province of Verona.
* In Tropea, in the Province of Vibo Valentia.
In Australia John Paul II Church and Primary School
* In Brasilia, there is a Marist School: Colégio Marista João Paulo II.
* In Okotoks, Alberta. (Pope John Paul II Collegiate)
* In Barrie, Ontario. (Pope John Paul II Catholic School)
* In London, Ontario. (John Paul II Catholic Secondary School)
* In Hamilton, Ontario.
* In Oakville, Ontario. (Pope John Paul II Catholic Elementary School)
* In Scarborough, Ontario. (Pope John Paul II Secondary School)
* In Thunder Bay, Ontario. (Pope John Paul II School)
 New Zealand
* In Greymouth, have a Marist High School: John Paul II High School.
* John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin
* Elementary school in Oksa, in Jędrzejów County
* Elementary school in Dalachów, in the Opole Voivodeship.
* Economic High School in Złotów
* Elementary School in Łomża
* Secondary School in Sochaczew
* Elementary School in Zielonki
* Elementary school in Nowy Sącz in the Lesser Poland Voivodeship
 United Kingdom
* Secondary school in Glasgow, Scotland.
 United States
* John Paul the Great Catholic University in San Diego, California
* See Pope John Paul II Catholic High School
* John Paul II Catholic School in Houston, Texas
* John Paul II High School in Plano, Texas
* Pope John Paul the 2nd School in Wilmington, Delaware
* John Paul II Academy in Racine, Wisconsin
* Pope John Paul II High School in Nashville, Tennessee
* John Paul II Elementary in Mitchell, South Dakota
* John Paul the Great Catholic High School in Dumfries, Virginia
 Roads and avenues
* In Aachen, Germany - a section of the Klostergasse (near the city's cathedral was renamed Johannes-Paul-II.-Straße.
* In Altopascio in the Province of Lucca.
* In Noceto in the Province of Parma.
* In Montevago, Province of Agrigento.
* In Pieve a Nievole, in the Province of Pistoia.
* In Vercelli.
* In Częstochowa, Poland, John Paul II Avenue (Aleja Jana Pawła II).
* In Złotów, Poland, John Paul II Roundabout (Rondo Jana Pawła II).
* In Radom, Poland, John Paul II Street (Ulica Jana Pawła II)
* In Puebla City, Mexico: John Paul II Circuit (Circuito Juan Pablo II)
* In Mexico City, Mexico: John Paul II street (Avenida Juan Pablo II) is the residence where he used to stay at his four visits to the city.
* In El Alto, Bolivia: John Paul II Avenue (Avenida Juan Pablo II.)
* In Chicago, Illinois, United States: Pope John Paul II Drive
* In San Salvador, El salvador: Alameda Juan Pablo II
* In Lisbon, Portugal (neighbourghood of Chelas): Avenida João Paulo II Drive.
* In Fiumefreddo di Sicilia, in the Province of Catania: Pope John Paul II street ("Via Giovanni Paolo II").
* In Solarino, in the Province of Syracuse: Pope John Paul II street ("Via Giovanni Paolo II").
* In Chihuahua, Chihuahua, in Mexico: John Paul II Boulevard ("Blvd. Juan Pablo II").
* In Trujillo, Peru, the avenue John Paul II, near the Papal Square ("Ovalo Papal") were the pope offered a mass during his trip to Peru.
* In Ostrowiec Świętokrzyski, Poland, John Paul II Avenue ("Aleja Jana Pawła II").
* In Warsaw, Poland, John Paul II Avenue.
* In Jędrzejów, Poland, John Paul II street.
* In Victoria, Gozo, John Paul II street ("Triq Gwanni Pawlu II")
* In Pécs, Hungary, John Paul II street, the road on which John Paul II entered the city on his visit in 1991.
* In Yonkers, New York, John Paul II Boulevard.
Additionally, almost all Polish cities have a street called after John Paul II.
 Natural places
* In 2005, a 2424 m (7900 ft) peak previously named "The Gendarme" was renamed "Pope John Paul II" at a ceremony celebrated by the Cardinal Josè Saraiva Martins in a medieval chapel on what would have been the Pope's 85th birthday The 2,424-metre (7,900 feet) The Pope who felt mountains were "a special place to meet God" often visited the Gran Sasso saying it reminded him of the mountains of his native Poland. After that dedicatio was born the association "cima Giovanni Paolo II" chairman by Gianni Alemanno.
* Ioannes Paulus II Peninsula on Livingston Island in the South Shetland Islands, Antarctica is named for Pope John Paul II in recognition of his outstanding contribution to world peace and understanding among people.
A street in Victoria the capital of Gozo (Malta) was named after Pope John Paul II and a monument with his figure was erected at its beginning. The street leads to the national shrine dedicated to Our Lady of ta' Pinu.
* The Pope John Paul II Cultural Center in Washington, D.C. is named for and dedicated to him.
* The public canteen of the needy in Rome was named for him by Pope Benedict XVI.
* The main library of the National University of Ireland, Maynooth was named after Pope John Paul II to mark his visit to the college
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Hypocrisy, thy name is Mel Gibson
The former religious zealot failed to practice what he preached
I’ve never been the type to throw things at the television screen out of anger. But I’ll admit I did shout something nasty at my TV when I caught Mel Gibson yukking it up with Jay Leno and calling himself “Octo-Mel” since his pregnant girlfriend is carrying his eighth child.
My anger, of course, was directed at Gibson’s hypocrisy. Not so long ago, Gibson was the world’s best-known Traditionalist Catholic, talking about his preference for the old-style teachings of Vatican I (no divorce, no Russian girlfriends while still married). These days, he’s not yet divorced and living the kind of life he preached against. What’s worse is that Gibson seems unrepentant, to use church lingo. Even publicity mongers Jon and Kate Gosselin seemed more chastened when confronted with their alleged indiscretions. And that’s saying something.
Five years ago Gibson co-produced, co-wrote and directed, “The Passion of the Christ,” a film he said his beliefs inspired him to make. Back then, he spent a lot of time talking about his “spiritual journey,” not cracking jokes on late-night TV. Gibson’s zealotry turned some people off (especially the media tastemakers), but he stood his ground despite some very vocal criticism.
Gibson put up his own money to get “The Passion of the Christ” made, and then couldn’t find a distributor because of the film’s graphic goriness and claims by the Anti-Defamation league that it was anti-Semitic. Still, he did his best to quiet the naysayers and got his vision of the Crucifixion onto the big screen. It went on to be the top grossing film of 2004 and one of the biggest in the country’s history.
Gibson had no qualms about telling people that the topic of his film — the Crucifixion of Jesus — was a huge deal to him, and should be to all of us. As he said to Reader’s Digest: “I wanted to impress on the viewers the enormousness of this sacrifice, the willingness — and the horror of it. I wanted to overwhelm people with it.”
It’s an American tradition to champion people who overcome obstacles, so Gibson’s story struck a chord with a lot of people, even if they didn’t necessarily agree with his views. But there’s also an American tradition of despising hypocrites, especially religious ones. That meme was popularized by author Sinclair Lewis in 1927, when he drew on real life examples to paint a vividly disturbing portrait of a religious charlatan in his classic novel “Elmer Gantry.”
Celebrities and scandals
Gibson has now become a modern Elmer Gantry. Forget Vatican I, the new Vatican still says adultery and out-of-wedlock births are a no-no. Oh, and if Mel gets remarried, that marriage won’t be recognized unless he gets the first annulled. Strike three! Mel’s out!
Gibson’s indiscretions are somewhat similar to those of Jimmy Swaggart or Jim Bakker, the TV preachers of the 1980s whose careers were brought down by sex scandals. Although their situations seemed more serious than Gibson’s because they were televangelists, they were not taken seriously by the majority of the public. Gibson, on the other hand, has movie star power and reached more people with “The Passion” than they ever did, since it was a worldwide hit.
Like them, he also didn’t walk it like he talked it. In 2004, the New York Daily News reported that Gibson “has spoken out against the reforms of Vatican II (and) promoted his anti-abortion and anti-divorce views.”
What’s different this time around is the reaction from the media. Since Gibson had more influence, his fall from grace should be a lot worse. You’d think someone, somewhere, in medialand might have called him on being, you know, a phony. Hell, David Letterman was tougher grilling Paris Hilton over her stint in jail than Leno was with Gibson, who violated the very Catholic tenants he supposedly stood for.
But it’s not the 1980s anymore, and celebrity now trumps morality when it comes to wrongdoing. Had Bakker and Swaggart been around today, they probably would have gotten to spin a reality show out of their scandals, instead of sobbing on the idiot box.
It’s the same with politicians. Former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer was at the center of a political scandal last year, but now he’s writing opinion pieces for the Washington Post and Slate, and everyone is behaving as if nothing ever happened.
Turning religion into money
All of which makes me wonder if Mel Gibson’s passion for “The Passion of the Christ” was ever sincere. Or was he just in it for the money, like a better-looking, more articulate version of those cheesy TV preachers? Proselytizing is one thing; it’s part of many religions. Profiteering is another.
Also, when anyone who is religious seems too exhibitionist, it throws the purity of their intentions into doubt. After all, one of the most popular passages of the New Testament admonishes making a show of your religion.
Gibson supposedly found religion nearly 20 years ago and had said it straightened up his wild life as a movie star. But his religious beliefs suddenly surfaced in public about the time he had a film to promote. They sure don’t seem to be on the front burner now that he’s heating it up with a new girlfriend on the side.
The crude anti-gay comments Gibson made back in 1992 didn’t seem to hurt his career. And when Gibson went on an alcohol-fueled, anti-Semitic tirade after his drunk driving arrest in 2006, conservative commentator Michael Medved (who is Jewish) seemed willing to forgive him, if grudgingly. But you wonder if the millions of people who shelled out money to see “The Passion of the Christ” will be as forgiving.
Maybe it doesn’t matter. Maybe “The Passion of the Christ” was just “product” to Mr. Gibson, and should be considered something of a spiritual kin to Paris Hilton’s reality show “The Simple Life.” Pun intended.