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Mon Apr 21, 2014, 10:42 PM

Pope John Paul II fast-tracked for sainthood as documents reveal he knew about sex crisis

As the Catholic Church prepares for the canonization of the late popes John Paul II and John XXIII in what is being called a “Popapalooza” on April 27, concern that it may be too soon to elevate John Paul II — given his role in the ongoing child sex abuse scandal — is growing.

On Monday, the Associated Press published excerpts from 212 Vatican documents exposed in the book The Will to Not Know. They mostly concern the Reverend Marcial Maciel, leader of the troubled Order of the Legion of Christ, who possessed “a certain moral lassitude” and lived a life that “wasn’t very pious and at the same time quite comfortable.”

According to the documents, the Vatican knew about Rev. Maciel’s weaknesses beginning in 1948, and was complicit in hiding his crimes from the general public. An October 20, 1976 letter from Rev. Juan Vaca described the “disgrace and moral torment” that began when Rev. Maciel abused him one night in 1949 and listed 20 other Legion of Christ seminarians that Rev. Maciel also sexually abused.

A December 24, 1978 affidavit from another priest, Felix Alarcon, backed Rev. Vaca’s story, and added that “the fact that the drug-related and homosexual activity of the founder could occur for such a long period of time without correction is only a signal of the deeper problem of the congregation itself. The congregation is a ‘cult’ of regimented and indoctrinated followers dependent slavishly on a central dependent-figure.” (CH note: I think his irony meter is broken)

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/04/21/pope-john-paul-ii-fast-tracked-for-sainthood-as-documents-reveal-he-knew-about-sex-crisis

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cleanhippie Apr 2014 OP
temporary311 Apr 2014 #1
libodem Apr 2014 #2
Submariner Apr 2014 #3
trotsky Apr 2014 #4
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Response to cleanhippie (Original post)

Mon Apr 21, 2014, 10:54 PM

1. Sex?

Is that what child rape is called these days?

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Response to temporary311 (Reply #1)

Mon Apr 21, 2014, 11:03 PM

2. Molestation Culture

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Response to cleanhippie (Original post)

Mon Apr 21, 2014, 11:26 PM

3. This is all part of the child rape cover up

It usually takes decades, if not centuries to obtain sainthood. They're fast-tracking this assh*le to try and bury the disgusting story like when he gave cover to Bernie Law from my old parish who let the child rapers have a free for all for decades. His corpse should be buried in a prison potters field, and not considered for any do-gooder sainthood stuff.

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Response to cleanhippie (Original post)

Tue Apr 22, 2014, 08:42 AM

4. Ugh, disgusting.

And they think they have the moral authority to tell others how to run their lives?

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Response to cleanhippie (Original post)

Tue Apr 22, 2014, 10:33 AM

5. I notice this article sank like Jimmy Hoffa in GD.

Sometimes I don't understand what makes a story compelling or not. This one seemed pretty important to me.

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