Dante Alighieri
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American canon lawyer Fr. Thomas Doyle, who, in 1985, coauthored the confidential 95-page report "The Problem of Sexual Molestation by Roman Catholic Clergy," noted that the revelations would "turn the previous image of Pope John Paul II upside down."

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John A Cassani
This is all very bad. My impression has always been that JPII wanted to avoid scandal, at any cost, and believed (erroneously) that the best way to accomplish this was by forgetting about the whole affair. He covered things up, which, in our time, is a greater scandal than the original offenses. He initially refused Cardinal Law’s resignation. I would say that this article raises some real questions …More
This is all very bad. My impression has always been that JPII wanted to avoid scandal, at any cost, and believed (erroneously) that the best way to accomplish this was by forgetting about the whole affair. He covered things up, which, in our time, is a greater scandal than the original offenses. He initially refused Cardinal Law’s resignation. I would say that this article raises some real questions about the legitimacy of the present canonization process, given that his was a clear “rush job.” So was Mother Teresa’s.
The New Knights Templar
I agree, the JPII issue is certainly a confusing one, especially since the miracles to place him in Saint category, such as the nun with Parkinson's who was healed, were confirmed by secular doctors. Being that there is so much that we do not know, and so much being discovered, one doesn't know whether to have a shot of whiskey or a shot of Maalox. Toss in the fact that Church Militant isn't what …More
I agree, the JPII issue is certainly a confusing one, especially since the miracles to place him in Saint category, such as the nun with Parkinson's who was healed, were confirmed by secular doctors. Being that there is so much that we do not know, and so much being discovered, one doesn't know whether to have a shot of whiskey or a shot of Maalox. Toss in the fact that Church Militant isn't what I would call a straight up and up news agency at times, it's best, for me anyway, to let the issue rest until more information comes out. Satan wants to divide the Church in every conceivable way, just leave it up to God and keep praying the rosary.
Dante Alighieri
Some thoughts on this are: 1. I do not know how to judge the Polish sources. If it were all stories from the NY Times and Washington Post, you would know to question everything and believe none of it. The say original sources were destroyed, but did they ever exist? Are the current sources anti-Church or anti-JPII or anti-conservative-Church? When JPII was bishop, he believed little of the accusations …More
Some thoughts on this are: 1. I do not know how to judge the Polish sources. If it were all stories from the NY Times and Washington Post, you would know to question everything and believe none of it. The say original sources were destroyed, but did they ever exist? Are the current sources anti-Church or anti-JPII or anti-conservative-Church? When JPII was bishop, he believed little of the accusations against the priests because they were accused by communists trying to destroy the Church. Is this more of the same? 2. Are they meant intentionally to destroy the reputation of a conservative Pope to discredit him? For example, if this were an anti-Trump story in the Washington Post, what would you think of its reliability? Are the people behind it pro-Francis? 3. People have been complaining that JPII spent too much time traveling. Others point out that he was aware that being cooped up in the Vatican meant he was controlled by the cult, the same one that forced Benedict to resign. Benedict I think said he knew his mail was all opened before he got it, and what did he not get? They are controlled there. Maybe to get his message out, JPII had to travel, some say. Still not by any means convinced JPII was a monster. He still seems to have been an extraordinarily saintly man to me. Remember, people want to destroy the Church and the Christians in it!
Chat Chartreux
@Live Mike I cannot understand how so many are compelled to venerate JPII on this site. Why was he travelling all over the world praying with pagans and drinking their potions? Why did he allow so many freemasons and their allies to become bishops, but "excommunicated" Archbishop Lefebvre? Seriously! He's like Santa Claus on this website. People need to grow up and accept the truth about him and …More
@Live Mike I cannot understand how so many are compelled to venerate JPII on this site. Why was he travelling all over the world praying with pagans and drinking their potions? Why did he allow so many freemasons and their allies to become bishops, but "excommunicated" Archbishop Lefebvre? Seriously! He's like Santa Claus on this website. People need to grow up and accept the truth about him and what he truly believed and professed.
Live Mike
Good question @Chat Chartreux and I hear you. Fr. Malachi Martin gave the answer to that question during his interviews with Bernard Janzen in the 90's
tbswv
Answer: Yes he did through his right hand man- Ratzinger. He was responsible for identifiying abuse cases and had the authority to discipline predator priests. They are both complicit in the coverups. Remember the scene with ABC news anchor asking Ratzinger about the abuse scandals and his angry reaction? In the end they will have to answer to the supreme judge.
Live Mike
If Pope John Paul II were a micro-manager that might be true. But was that what he was? Did he have that level of power and control over the visible institution of the Catholic Church... This writer thinks not.