I read with great interest an article in the Tablet UK entitled “Cardinal condemns de-canonisation of St. John Paul II.” At last, what has been whispered about for years in certain Catholic circles (notably, those who are persuaded by the sedevacantist position), has burst out into the open. There must be more than whispers now if a cardinal has gone public on this touchy subject.
The man who pleads for the retention of JPII in the communion of saints is Cardinal Stanislaw Dziwisz. He has a personal stake in the matter, having been JPII’s personal secretary for 39 years.
Cardinal Stanislaw Dziwisz of Poland has condemned attempts to damage the status of his former superior, St John Paul II, and rejected calls for his “de-canonisation” for ignoring sex abuse in the Catholic Church.
“John Paul II was a man of the Second Vatican Council, which shaped his thinking about the Church and contemporary world”, said Cardinal Dziwisz, who was the Polish pontiff’s personal secretary for 39 years. “Efforts are being made to undermine his authority and even question his sainthood – and the situation the Church now finds itself in is encouraging this, among people whose consciences are troubled by John Paul II and who seek to weaken the Church’s position.
(I highlighted the most important text in bold).
There is compelling evidence that JPII did ignore clergy sex abuse and promoted much of the scandalous, irreverent liturgical practices in the church today. He did very little to promote the traditional Latin Mass, a fact that JPII-loving trad priests never dare to mention. It’s like the elephant in the room.
But now, to the sex abuse scandals. Read the allegations made by James Greiner who claims that he told JPII about former cardinal McCarrick’s abuse.
“The rot reaches all the way to the top. That was the message James Grein delivered about the Catholic Church Wednesday outside St. Patrick’s Cathedral when he detailed the lawsuits he’s filing against the church and ex-priest Theodore McCarrick, who was defrocked earlier this year. Grein claims that not only did McCarrick sexually abuse him for years, but that he reported the abuse to Pope John Paul II during a dramatic Vatican confession. The pope, he said, did nothing. “He blessed me. He put his hands on my head. He dismissed me,” Grein told reporters outside the cathedral in midtown.”
Remember too that under JPII, Catholics left the church en masse. But all Cardinal D. cares about is the “status” of his dead boss. Who cares about the massive decline in church attendance or the catastrophic collapse of vocations under JPII’s papacy?
If the Catholic Church were a corporation and JPII its CEO, he would have been fired by the board of directors before he had a chance to die in office.
Vatican II is the most poisonous tree planted in the garden of Catholicism, and it has brought forth poisonous fruits, all of which have become ripe today, the Pachamama idol worship in the Vatican being the most recent of these scandals.
Still not convinced that JPII should be decanonize? Read the prayer of JPII in Jordan where he says: “May Saint John the Baptist protect Islam”. Go to the document and read it yourself. I am not making it up or misinterpreting his words. It’s there in black and white. He is not just praying for the people of Jordan or even for Muslim people. He is praying for the protection of Islam. Are you comfortable with that? Do you say this in your daily prayers? You should, if you love this “saint”. We are encouraged to emulate the saints after all.
No Catholic, least of all a Pope, can pray for a belief system that denies the divinity of Jesus. And to ask Saint John the Baptist to protect this odious belief system reveals a certain mindset – the mindset of someone who feels himself above Jesus.
Here is JPII kissing the Koran. Note that he isn’t ill yet. That’s another excuse people give me when I point out these scandalous acts. Let’s run through the excuses for this media-savvy, celebrity Pope: he had Parkinson’s disease and was not fully conscious of his acts; the Vatican bureaucracy hid everything from him; the Vatican bureaucracy lied to him.
Both JPII was canonized by none other than Pope Francis (of the Pachamama false idol worship), a faithful successor. All of them are creatures of Vatican II, out of the filthy swamp of modernism which was condemned by previous Popes.
Go ahead, tell me that JPII inspired you. That’s okay.. God works mysteriously through flawed individuals. Popes are, like us, human beings. They have flaws. I don’t care about the personal life of JPII. But, a Pope is held to a much higher standard when it comes to what he teaches through his words and deeds. A Pope simply cannot go around spouting heresy, asking God and his saints to protect belief systems that deny the divinity of Jesus.