What is worse? Who is worse? An old man with a hernia or an altar boy sodomized by a pedophile priest? The bells of Rome ring hollow again. Last December, John Paul II Pedophile Priests Army expands into Ireland &John Paul is elevated as "Venerable"... only in the Catholic Church are criminals glorified http://jp2m.blogspot.com/2009_12_01_archive.html
. This February, as the John Paul II Pedophile Priests Army erupts in Germany, the Netherlands and Australia, John Paul II performs a second miracle making him closer to canonization. Wow! Only in the Catholic Church are criminals miraculous.
First, it was the Polish (nun) he cured of the same Parkinson disease he had. Now, it is his Communist (barber) that he heals of hernia. Let us get this straight. John Paul II is the most traveled Pope and wherever he went, there were hundreds of thousands of people who ate the instant reincarnation of Christ’s flesh from his Magic of the Mass see http://stella0maris.blogspot.com/
. But he healed no one, not even one survivor of the 12,000 victims of his John Paul II Pedophile Priests Army in the USA. Not counting the tens of thousands in Ireland and other countries in the world? But now that he is dead, he is suddenly healing persons, especially those very close to him?
No child should ever pray to “saint” John Paul II the Great because he never protected any child from pedophile priests when he was pope for 26 years.
Mother Teresa “saw Christ” in the non-Christian Hindus in the streets of Calcutta. John Paul II traveled all over the world, millions of people attended his Mass, but he never “saw Christ” among the thousands of altar boys sodomized by his hidden John Paul II Pedophile Priests Army. See John Paul II did not have the charity of Mother Teresa http://jp2m.blogspot.com/2009_11_01_archive.html
What a great coincidence. Last December, as John Paul II Pedophile Priests Army erupted in Ireland via the Murphy and Ryan Reports, John Paul II was elevated as “Venerable”. Wow, only in the Catholic Church are criminals glorified, especially criminal Cardinal Bernard Law see John Paul II Pedophile Priests Army expands into Ireland &John Paul is elevated as "Venerable"... only in the Catholic Church are criminals glorified http://jp2m.blogspot.com/2009_12_01_archive.html
Now the timeline is Valentines Day, February 14, 2010. Germany erupts with priest pedophilia and the Pope meets the entire Irish hierarchy in Rome for a special summit on February 14 and 15, 2010, and John Paul II has a second miracle. Are this God’s timing or the Devil’s timing?
First he heals a Polish nun, John Paul II is Polish.
Second, he heals a German Communist barber in Rome. Benedict XVI is German. And Germany erupts with pedophile priests.
The canonization circus of John Paul II will go on. The papal and bishops are holy magicians who perform the instant magic of the Eucharist and miraculous healing of John Paul II keep erupting simultaneously as the John Paul II Pedophile Priests Army. http://pope-ratz.blogspot.com/
John Paul II will be beatified in October on the anniversary of his election to the papacy.
It is up to us Catholics to stop this papal travesty and Catholic sham of John Paul II’s canonization once and for all.
Please red our latest posts in our sister weblog Benedict XVI-Ratzinger, God’s Rottweiler http://pope-ratz.blogspot.com/
Catholics can emulate Jews [who hunted down Nazi officers] by hunting down pedophile priests’ officers Benedict XVI & Bishops into the World Court http://pope-ratz.blogspot.com/2010/02/catholics-can-emulate-jews-who-hunted.htmlThe barber shop miracle
A Communist barber in Rome says praying to John Paul II cured him of a hernia
February 14, 2010
Richard Owen in Rome
"I am not a saint, I am a sinner" says Giovanni Vecchio as he snips at a customer's hair in his barber's shop in a side street of a workaday Rome suburb. "But I have known a saint." He pauses, scissors in mid-air. "In fact, I have cut his hair".
If - or when - the late Pope John Paul II is canonised, it will be in part thanks to Mr Vecchio. Over 30 years ago, when the barber's shop he worked in was near the Vatican, a Polish prelate called Karol Wojtyla wandered in, sat down, and had his hair cut. He became a regular customer.
Mr Vecchio had no idea who "Father Karol" was, still less that he was to become "papabile". "He told me once he was bishop of Krakow, but to me they were all priests. I called them all Father".
But the encounter changed his life: last year, when he was entering hospital in great pain for a hernia operation, he saw a black and white photograph of John Paul II as a young man hanging at the entrance, and "our eyes met". Shortly afterwards, he was discharged. The hernia - and the pain - had miraculously disappeared.
The "barber's miracle" does not form part of the case for beatifiying John Paul - expected in October - for which the miracle most likely to be approved involves a French nun cured of Parkinson's disease after praying to John Paul. Nor can it be considered for the second "medically inexplicable cure" required for canonisation, since that must take place after beatification.
It has, however, been recorded by the Congregation for the Causes of Saints as evidence of the reverence and devotion toward John Paul. "To me the canonisation announcement itself is not important" Mr Vecchio says at his salon, "Gianni's". "For me, as for many others, he is already a saint".
What makes the "miracle" all the more remarkable is that Mr Vecchio, although baptised a Catholic, is a lifelong Communist, who still keeps his membership card in his wallet. His old-fashioned mirror-lined barber's shop however is now filled not only with mementoes of John Paul, including photographs and a pile of biographies, but also other signs of devotion such as images of Mother Teresa of Calcutta amid the family snaps and collections of razors, hairdryers and shaving brushes.
Mr Vecchio, an animated and - ironically - bald man of 61 who keeps fit by jogging, sees no contradiction, even though John Paul was instrumental in bringing down Communism in the Eastern bloc. "When I first saw him I immediately recognised the goodness in his eyes. At their best, I don't really think there's much difference between the Catholic Church and the ideals of Communism."
At the time he met "Father Karol" in the 1970s Mr Vecchio had just returned from ten years working as a barber in Germany. "I realised from his accent he was a foreigner, and I said to him, 'so you're a Gastarbeiter (guest worker) too! We chatted in Italian and German about myself and my wife and two children".
He once showed "Father Karol" a Bible left in his shop by Jehovah's Witnesses. "He took it, opened the first page and explained to me it was not approved as a Catholic Bible because it did not carry the necessary imprimatur on the title page".
In October 1978, Mr Vecchio was on St Peter's Square for the election of a new pontiff. "John Paul made his famous speech from the balcony of the basilica in Italian, saying 'If I make a mistake you must correct me,' and I immediately recognised the voice. I said, 'but I know him! I cut his hair!" I rushed home and told my wife."
That Christmas John Paul blessed the Nativity crib erected near St Peter's by Rome's refuse collectors, an annual ceremony, and Mr Vecchio - who lived nearby - took photographs. He pulls out a small blue album and proudly shows them to me. "He looked up and recognised me, and when I smiled at him, he raised his hand to me. He didn't say, 'that's my barber', but he pointed me out."
They continued to see each other at a distance during John Paul's 27-year pontificate until his death in 2005. "Then a year ago I developed a serious problem in my back. It got worse and worse, and in the end I saw a neurosurgeon who said I had a herniated disc and would have to have an operation."
He decided to go into hospital at the end of July so he could convalesce during August. "I was in great pain," he says, limping across the floor to show how he could hardly walk. The day before the operation "the surgeon came to see the patients. He looked at my notes and made me press my left knee against his arm as hard as I could, and looked at me with some surprise. He said I would have to have more tests."
After the new tests "the nurse came along and told me that they were sending me home. A woman doctor put up the two test results against the glass, and showed me that there was nothing there. She said to me "I don't believe in miracles, but something has happened". I thanked her, stood up and went home. Ten days later I went down to my home village in Apulia for the holidays, 650 kilometres in the car there and back without a single problem".
After the holiday, "something woke me up at four in the morning. I sat down at the computer, and found the Internet page about the beatification of John Paul II. I'm a barber, I'm not very good at writing, or computers, but I wrote down my experiences the way I've told them to you, and sent it off."
A month later he had a call from Vatican Radio to say his testimony was "convincing" and "reliable". He has since featured on Italian television and in Italian magazines after Pope Benedict XVI, who has put John Paul on the fast-track to sainthood, recognised his predecessor's "heroic virtues", a step before beatification.
Could his remarkable recovery not just be coincidence? Coincidences do happen, he replies, 'but no, all this has happened through John Paul's intercession. I am not religious, but I believe in him". Last November, after watching a documentary about John Paul's election, he resolved to find a photograph of the occasion to add to the mementoes in his shop.
"I went downstairs the next morning, walked out of the door, and there on the pavement, rolled up as if someone had just thrown it away, was a small devotional image of John Paul II as he appeared on the balcony that day in 1978. I found another one just the same on New Year's Eve, and another on a fridge magnet someone had thrown away. Now explain that."
-----------------------------Why Pope John Paul II should not be canonized
August 14, 2009
By Eric Giunta
Once again, the Catholic world has been rocked by yet more allegations of sexual impropriety by Legionnaires of Christ founder, the late Fr. Marcial Maciel. It seems the now-disgraced founder-cum-pervert fathered more children than previously suspected; the latest claimants to his paternity purport to have evidence that the late Pope John Paul II knew of Maciel's sexual dalliances, and turned a blind eye to them. (If true, it would confirm the prior journalistic scholarship of author Jason Berry.)
The allegations highlight what for all too many Catholics is the elephant-in-the-room when discussing the ills which beset the modern Church: the extent to which the late Pope John Paul II was an enabler of these perversions, from sexual and liturgical abuse to theological dissent and the scandal of Catholic politicians who support the most immoral of social policies with the tacit or express blessings of their Church.
One does not need to deny or disparage the personal sanctity, thoughtful conservatism, or religious orthodoxy of the late Pontiff in order to acknowledge that his Pontificate, by all accounts, was a glorious failure. Yes, he aided in the fall of Eastern European Communism, but the Pope of Rome is not primarily a mover and shaker of state politics, but a Christian pastor whose mission it is to save souls, convert the lost, and govern his church in such a way that it resembles, as best as possible, the city on a hill, the light of the world whose radiance cannot be hid under a bushel-basket.
In terms of raw statistics, the Catholic Church shrank under the late Pope. Catholics comprised 18 percent of the world's population in 1978, the year Karol Wojtyla assumed the Chair of St Peter. At his death Catholics comprised 17 percent.
It'd be foolish, of course, to let such numbers stand alone as leading Catholic indicators, but in terms of the quality of world Catholicism the evidence, while not as quantifiable, is no less apparent or tangible. If one is looking for the fruits of the Wojtylian pontificate, several studies of the modern church paint a representative picture: Goodbye, Good Men: How Liberals Brought Corruption into the Catholic Church, Sacrilege: Sexual Abuse in the Catholic Church, Amchurch Comes Out: The U.S. Bishops, Pedophile Scandals and the Homosexual Agenda, The Rite of Sodomy: Homosexuality and the Roman Catholic Church, Our Fathers: The Secret Life of the Catholic Church in an Age of Scandal, Vows of Silence: The Abuse of Power in the Papacy of John Paul II, and the pioneering work of Dr. Richard Sipe and Roman Catholic Faithful. These sources approach their subject matter from very varied ideological backgrounds, but they all paint a very bleak, but well-documented, picture of the prior pontificate.
Though Catholics and others are loathe to admit it of an otherwise beloved Pope, John Paul II oversaw a church which deteriorated in both its inner and outer life. His callous indifference toward the victims of priestly sexual abuse in refusing to meet personally with a single one of them, and his stubborn refusal to compel the resignation from office of any of the bishops who aided, abetted, and covered-up the abuse, are testamentary to his utter failure: not as a Catholic or a theologian, but as a Pope.
And this is precisely why he should not be canonized. For in the Catholic (and popular) understanding, canonization is not simply a technical decree indicating one's everlasting abode in Paradise; it is, in addition, the Church's solemn endorsement of a Christian's heroic virtue. The question the Catholic Church must ask herself is: Was John Paul II a model of "heroic" papal virtue?
Contrary to leftist media reportage, the late Pope was not an authoritarian despot, bent on enforcing Catholic orthodoxy on an unwilling church. Quite the contrary: theological liberals and dissenters flourished in all of the Church's structures, from lay politics and Catholic universities, to the ranks of priests and bishops. Not a single pro-abortion Catholic politician has been excommunicated from the church; only a handful of openly heretical priests were asked to stop teaching theology, but were otherwise permitted to exercise their priestly ministry unhindered. The Church in Austria openly dissents from orthodox Catholicism with papal impunity. Fr. Richard McBrien, Sr. Joan Chittiser, Roger Cardinal Mahoney of Los Angeles, Hans Kung, Charles Curran, Notre Dame University, dissenters galore: the overwhelming majority of prominent far-leftist, theologically modernist Catholic organizations, speakers, and theologians are Catholics in good standing with their church, and are frequently given an official platform at church-sponsored institutions and events. To give just two more examples, several Catholic parishes and universities flaunt themselves as "gay-friendly" in a directory published by the Conference of Catholic Lesbians. These speakers and institutions are in just as good standing with the Church as so-called "orthodox" Catholic pundits and writers.
After John Paul II, the Catholic Church is virtually indistinguishable from the Anglican Communion. Everyone has their seat at the table, liberal and conservative, high church and low. The "official" teaching of the Church may lean toward religious conservatism, but this is just one option out of many which a loyal Catholic may avail himself of and remain in good standing with his Church.
The late Pope's governance of his church was laissez-faire, he personally adhering to conservative Catholic orthodoxy but not wishing to impose such on Catholic clergy or institutions. Ironically, the Papacy has been rather critical of governments who take such approaches to their economies; should it be the model for a church which regards itself as the one true religion?
The canonization of Pope John Paul II is an issue which concerns not only Catholics, but all traditionalist conservatives. For better or for worse (depending on one's religious outlook), the Catholic Church is the largest religious institution on the planet, and historically regarded as a fairly conservative one. The Washington Times recently named Pope Benedict the de facto leader of world conservatism. Just as conservatives do not wish to see their foundational principles redefined by the nomination and election of conservatives-in-name-only, so the canonization of the late Pope would represent (among other things) his church's influential imprimatur on a model of Christian pastorship that has eroded the foundational conservative principles of one of the world's oldest and most venerable conservative institutions.
As noted earlier, the Papacy is the third-rail of orthodox Catholic discourse. The respect Catholics have for the Papal institution renders the living or recent claimants of that seat virtually impervious to criticism, as if such critique automatically rendered one implacably uncharitable or schismatic. When civil society regains its conservative bearings, history will not be kind to what any unbiased observer must regard as the gross pastoral negligence of the 21st century's first Pope; if Catholics want to come out of the present cultural quagmire with their intellectual integrity intact, they must fearlessly shed the light of truth on that Pontiff's pastorship, and be sure to end up on the right side of history's verdict.
John Paul II does not deserve to be called a « saint » by American lips and in American soil because he was the leader of the worst crime against Catholic children in the 20th century.Compare the CRIMES and their VICTIMS in America
Victims - Attackers - Responsible Leaders
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 - Vatican Trinity:
John Paul II, Benedict XVI & Opus Dei