Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Blessed Pope John Paul II

Pope John Paul II celebrates Mass, You-Know-Who looks on.
 Yeah, this one gets me. 

How is it that the Vatican rationalizes Beatifying Pope John Paul II?  

Oh, I understand why it's politically correct and popular to move him towards sainthood, but is it appropriate? This is the Pope that reigned from 1978 through 2005, the second longest serving pope.  This is the Pope that presided over the Church's policy of willful blindness to clerical sex abuse and worse vilification of the victims.  This charismatic world figure, capable of so much good and positive, even world-changing presided over the Church that covered up sex crimes against children.

The satirical website, the Onion suggest that Pope John Paul II become the Patron Saint of Ignoring a Problem Until You Die.  Yep.


  1. Bless you, too.

  2. How could he be Beatified? Because he met the vigorous requirements.

    The sex abuse crisis was terrible, but he hasn't been implicated in it.

  3. To what purpose it would serve to expose bad priest who have done terrible things? There is 1.8bilion catholics in the world and millions of a good priests, why few people who have done bad things have to overshadow good work of some many wonderful priest that I know.Aprat from that there are people in this world who abused children and amongen are politicians, lawyers, doctors etc but you will never find out because one hand clean another,white collar crime, that is the thing that we should focus on.