|The best PR in the world will not make these images go away. It is not the cure of a nun that will define JPII. It is the pedophelia of a priest, the fall of communism, and the fascist papacy of his latter years.|
This was posted on life-after-RC, a blog on the Legion of Christ fiasco which I happen to follow quite closely. It portends some interesting times ahead for the proponents of the now beatified JPII. I'm exausted now, as it is late for me, but I will have more to say tomorrow. I have been silent for a reason. In the meantime, here's another salvo in the 'spiritual' war against corruption in the Vatican---corruption that must not be allowed to canonize itself. Beatification was hard enough to take.
MEXICO CITY, April 30, 2011 (Proceso). Documents from the Vatican archives, kept in secret until now, show that from 1956 the Catholic hierarchy, headed by the pope, protected Marcial Maciel, founder of the Legion of Christ, in spite of numerous accusations that he was a pedophile, drug addict, and corrupt manipulator of church structures.
Among the officials who knew of the Maciel case were Benedict XVI, the current pope, and the recently beatified John Paul II, who during his final years took in and protected the Legion’s founder. For those familiar with the case – which should be enough to halt the beatification process – it is inconceivable that Wojtyla should be beatified so quickly, apparently without a full review of his record as pope.
The documents – 212 files relating to the Legion of Christ, safeguarded in the archives of the Congregation for Institutes and Societies of Consecrated Life, and covering the years 1944-2002 – were handed over to Fernando M. González, a researcher at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), Alberto Athié, a former priest and academic at the Autonomous Technological Institute of Mexico (ITAM), and José Barba, one of Maciel’s victim, who are including them in a book currently being prepared for publication.
Proceso has reproduced a letter from Marcial Maciel dated October 3, 1956, and addressed to Cardinal Valerio Valeri, prefect of the Sacred Congregation for Religious. In it he responds to the suspension resulting from accusations against him of pedophilia and drug addiction which had come from, among others, prominent Mexican officials of the time, including Sergio Méndez Arceo, bishop of Cuernavaca, and Cardinal Miguel Darío Miranda, primate archbishop of Mexico.
In the document Maciel states that the charges against him “are nothing but a slanderous accusation.” Although he complies with the two-year suspension to seek clinical treatment, he warns that under the circumstances he will not be able “to control the future acquisition of funds, or their management,” which could result in “possible financial imbalances.”
I needed a break from writing, and my job and hours keep changing, but my soul keeps movin' on. I promise I will have more tomorrow. I have been waiting for this truth to start coming out. It is the beginning of the end because Maciel embodies all that is wrong with how Catholicism works at it 's highest levels. Who ever this Deep Throat is, that person has my gratitude. Those who wanted to believe that the beatification of JPII would put the abuse crisis and it's corruption to rest...... well, they are soooo wrong. Justice will be served.