Pope John Paul II Forgives Molested Children
May 22, 2002 - Vatican City"Though grave and terrible sins have been committed, our Lord teaches us to turn the other cheek and forgive those who sin against us," said the pope, reading a prepared statement from a balcony overlooking St. Peter's Square. "That is why, despite the terrible wrongs they have committed, the church must move on and forgive these children for their misdeeds."
Barricaded Gunman: It's interesting that when Jebus performed a miracle, it was bringing a dead guy back to life, or feeding hundreds of witnesses with a couple of fish and a loaf of bread, or changing water into wine... things that were big, and visible, and allegedly witnessed by many people.But now, in the age of camera phones and Youtube, all we get are things like "Several years ago, some nun was sick, then she prayed, then she got better. It's a miracle!" with absolutely zero corroboration from any parties not directly interested in making him a saint.
CowboyJeff: If we can interrupt the usual Fark (c) Catholic Bashing, lets look at some facts. When Pope John Pal II came into office the world was in the middle of a cold war that everyone assumed would end in mushroom clouds all over the world. President Reagan formed a secret alliance with AFL-CIO president Lane Kirkland and the Pope to secretly get money and equipment to the Polish Soidarity movement. The Bulgarian secret police (the same one that sent aid and wepons to Nelson Mandela) tried to assinate the Pope, and failed. Soldarity succeded in overthrowing the Polish government and then like dominoes the whole Soviet bloc collapsed, the Berlin Wall fell and then the Soviet Union collapsed....ALL WITHOUT A SHOT BEING FIRED....NO MUSHROOM CLOUDS...for a child of the cold war, that sounds like a miracle to me..and I am not even Catholic.
FormlessOne: jaytkay: Pope John Paul II Forgives Molested ChildrenMay 22, 2002 - Vatican City"Though grave and terrible sins have been committed, our Lord teaches us to turn the other cheek and forgive those who sin against us," said the pope, reading a prepared statement from a balcony overlooking St. Peter's Square. "That is why, despite the terrible wrongs they have committed, the church must move on and forgive these children for their misdeeds."And, this. (Thanks for the reminder that JPII was on board with blaming the kids for kiddie diddling.)
Shirley Ujest: Back when I was a Catholic and kinda sorta believed , I never prayed to the "popular" saints because I figured they were backed up. I prayed to the obscure ones on my behalf for whatever a 8-12 year old girl needs. They totally let me down.
ZAZ: Catholic doctrine says saints do not perform miracles directly, but intercede on your behalf to persuade God to work a miracle.
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