John Paul II is the first member of the ‘Catholic Hall of Shame', Cardinal Bernard Law is the second member
John Paul II defended the unborn from abortion, but, he never defended the living 12,000 American victims from priest-pedophilia.
If Catholics are proud to name the John Paul II Generation of Youth and Priests, it also just to call the more than 6,000 American pedophile priests as the John Paul II Pedophile Priests Army see lists in www.jp2army.blogspot.com and http://www.bishop-accountability.org/
The major problem with John Paul II was that he was preoccupied with either the unborn or the dead that he ignored the living. He preached against abortion and wrote Letter entitled “The Gospel of Life”. He was obsessed with canonizing the dead that he beatified and canonized more than 1,500 dead people in the Vatican saint-factory. But in-between he ignored completely the living 12,000 survivors’ network of those abused by priests, SNAP http://www.snapnetwork.org/
John Paul II refused to address the issue of priest-pedophilia brewing and erupting right under his Holy See and holy nose. He spoke only one sentence about it in 2002, see excerpt below. For a pope who wrote countless speeches, homilies and books, he had exactly 24 words to say about it. That's barely one-word-per-year for his 26 years papacy.
As early as 1985, Tom Doyle gave him an intensive research of priest-pedophilia in New Orleans. Tom Doyle warned John Paul II and the Vatican that it could cost the American Catholic Church hundreds of millions of dollars if these victims ever sued.
In 1979, John Paul II landed first here in Boston. Ironically, priest-pedophilia first erupted in Boston in 2002. Coincidently, 2002 was his last trip to North America and his last World Youth Day. And it was the – first and last time in public - he ever addressed the issue priest-pedophilia.
In 1994, Robert Costello's wrote a letter to John Paul II about priest-pedophile Rev. John M. Cotter of Boston http://www.bishop-accountability.org/docs/boston/cotter/1994_05_20_Costello_JPII_01.htm. He calls the priest “second to God” and wrote “What I can’t understand all of the silence by the Catholic Church”.
Unfortunately, John Paul II stuck only to his position as “second to God” and opted to keep “all the silence” about priest-pedophilia.
John Paul II cannot claim that he was not informed and was ignorant about this most heinous crime against children in Catholic Church history that thrived and erupted during his longest reigning papacy in modern times. Cardinal Bernard Law, all cardinals and bishops have been informing him in their regular visits to Rome.
Below is an excerpt and underlined are his words. In 2002, in his last trip to North America, this was John Paul II’s – first and last words – about priest-pedophilia. It was only one sentence inserted in his entire long speech. (see sentence in bold)
Unfortunately, these papal words were a bit - too late and useless - to the 12,000 victims of his John Paul II Pedophile Priests Army. And his papal words did not prevent the more than 2 Billion dollars the Catholic Church had to pay for his papal negligence and papal cover-up.
An excerpt from John Paul II homily at
The World Youth Day 2002
Toronto, Downsview Park, Sunday July 28, 2002
Even a tiny flame lifts the heavy lid of night. How much more light will you make, all together, if you bond as one in the communion of the Church! If you love Jesus, love the Church! Do not be discouraged by the sins and failings of some of her members.
The harm done by some priests and religious to the young and vulnerable fills us all with a deep sense of sadness and shame.
But think of the vast majority of dedicated and generous priests and religious whose only wish is to serve and do good!
There are many priests, seminarians and consecrated persons here today; be close to them and support them! And if, in the depths of your hearts, you feel the same call to the priesthood or consecrated life, do not be afraid to follow Christ on the royal road of the Cross!
At difficult moments in the Church's life, the pursuit of holiness becomes even more urgent. And holiness is not a question of age; it is a matter of living in the Holy Spirit, just as Kateri Tekakwitha did here in America and so many other young people have done.
You are young, and the Pope is old, 82 or 83 years of life is not the same as 22 or 23. But the Pope still fully identifies with your hopes and aspirations.
(Full speech here http://www.vatican.va/holy_father/john_paul_ii/homilies/2002/documents/hf_jp-ii_hom_20020728_xvii-wyd_en.html)
Unfortunately, the John Paul II did not “fully identify” with the healing of the 12,000 American victims of his John Paul II Pedophile Priests Army.
The second member of the ‘Catholic Hall of Shame’ is Cardinal Bernard Law
In 2002, the epicentre of priest-pedophilia was Boston. The John Paul II Pedophile Priests Army first erupted in the media in April 2002, John Paul II went to Toronto in July and by December 13, Cardinal Law resigned.
Cardinal Bernard Law was the first Cardinal to resign in modern times because the ‘laity of Boston’ had the guts to force him physically -- to get out of their diocese and out-of-their-sight. The laity did a quick and efficient job in ousting Law within the span from April to December 2002. That is a record breaking 9-month to kick-out a Cardinal. The ‘laity of Boston’ should be honoured in the Guinness World Records.
To help pay for settlements to his victims, Law sold the Bishop’s palace to neighbouring Boston College run the Jesuits.
But as reward for his crime, John Paul II promoted Cardinal Law as High Priest of the St, Mary Major Basilica in Rome, the most prestigious of all the basilicas, only next to St. Peter’s Basilica.
By order of John Paul II, Cardinal Law moved from the sold-Bishop’s Palace in Boston to the Vatican Palace, it is only in the Catholic Church that “crime does pay”!
John Paul II and Cardinal Law could quote the Bible like two walking encyclopaedias but they claimed they did not know any single name of a pedophile priest!
John Paul II had neither compassion nor compunction to the Bostonian victims of his John Paul II Pedophile Priests Army. So he flew Cardinal Law to be beside him in Rome. There, they both could dwell in the lap of luxury at the Vatican Palace and continue to live out-of-touch with victims of the John Paul II Pedophile Priests Army www.jp2army.blogspot.com
John Paul II to be beatified soon
According to the Polish News Report in the Polish daily “Dziennik”, John Paul II will be beatified on April 2, 2010. He died on April 2, 2005.
John Paul II was obsessed with preparing his own beatification and canonization that he installed the Vatican saint-factory. His successor and clone, Benedict XVI will soon beatify him see www.pope-ratz.blogspot.com
But history has recorded that John Paul II has a giant millstone tied around his neck.
John Paul II claimed to be “next to God” but towards the end of his life, he became an ugly pope drooling with saliva from his mouth whenever he spoke. Like Lucifer, the brightest of angels, was cast down from heaven by St. Michael the Archangel, John Paul II the great was also cast down with a giant millstone around his neck from his papal throne.
If there are any words of Christ that John Paul II fulfilled, it is the Biblical millstone that was, is and always will be tied to his papal neck, the John Paul II Millstone.
Jesus said: “Temptations, stumbling blocks, enticements are surely to come, but whoever causes one of these little ones to sin, it would be better that a giant millstone would be tied around their neck and they would be thrown into the heart of the sea.” Mark 9:42-50, Luke 7:1-4, Matthew 18:6-10
So posthumously, John Paul II the Great deserves the dishonour as the first member of the Catholic Hall of Shame.
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 - 6,000 priests - John Paul II
This post is dedicated to the 20th anniversary of the martyrdom of the 6 Jesuits of Liberation Theology in El Salvador; it was a theology that John Paul II suppressed. These Jesuits, Ignacio Ellacuria and companions are the ones who should be beatified because they gave their lives to the poorest brethrens of Christ. John Paul II lived a life of luxury and served only the wealthy Catholics. His trips abroad were meant only to amass more wealth for the Vatican Bank.