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British writer takes shots at Pope John Paul the Great
Vivificat! - News, Opinions, Commentary, from a Personal Catholic Perspective ^ | 21 September 2007 | Teˇfilo

Posted on 09/21/2007 10:37:45 AM PDT by Teˇfilo

British David Yallop, writes a book besmirching the memory of the great, late Servant of God.

Folks, according to Juan G. Bedoya, a reporter for the Spanish newsdaily El País, David Yallop, a 70-year old British historian, has come up with a newbook, entitled, The Power and the Glory: The Hidden History of the Papacy of Pope John Paul II, in which he casts aspersions against the late Pope. Here are some of the claims Yallop makes about Pope John Paul:

- A pontificate as grandiose in its purpose as twisted in its results

- Unable to stop Vatican corruption.

- Covered-up child sexual abuse in the U.S. and Austria.

- Obdurate protection of Legionnaires of Christ's founder, Marcial Maciel.

- Close relations with sinister dictators such as Augusto Pinochet (strange that he didn't mention Yassir Arafat)

- Merciless persecution of Latin American liberation theologians

Yallop was also the author of In God's Name, a book about the "violent death" of Pope John Paul I.

The book was unveiled at a recent conference in Spain. It is expected that the alleged revelations contained in the book will "put the breaks" to the ongoing canonization process of the Pope John Paul the Great.

Commentary. A crackpot, a conman, and a vile man, unworthy of even untying the shoes of the late, great Pope. That's how history will in turn remember David Yallop, that is, if history were to remember him at all.


TOPICS: Catholic; History
KEYWORDS: anticatholicism; yallop
Blunders. Typos. Mine.
1 posted on 09/21/2007 10:37:57 AM PDT by Teˇfilo
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To: NYer; Salvation; Nihil Obstat; mileschristi; bornacatholic; rrstar96

PING!


2 posted on 09/21/2007 10:38:53 AM PDT by Teˇfilo (Visit Vivificat! - http://www.vivificat.org - A Catholic Blog of News, Commentary and Opinion)
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To: Teˇfilo

Ping to read later


3 posted on 09/21/2007 11:09:44 AM PDT by Alex Murphy ("Therefore the prudent keep silent at that time, for it is an evil time." - Amos 5:13)
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To: Teˇfilo

I can’t wait to see God’s review on Yallop.


4 posted on 09/21/2007 11:15:42 AM PDT by Rutles4Ever (Ubi Petrus, ibi ecclesia, et ubi ecclesia vita eterna)
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To: Rutles4Ever

As a passionate Catholic I detest the spirit of this book. Still, about the Legionnaires of Christ, he is dead on. They should be disbanded and the memory of their founder obliterated.


5 posted on 09/21/2007 11:55:17 AM PDT by jacero10 (Non nobis domine, sed nomine tuo da gloriam.)
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To: jacero10

JP2 supposedly had a little bit of a blind eye towards specific accusations of homosexuality, as he had become so accustomed to those being justifications for Soviet flase imprisonment, torture, and slander. Nonetheless, he was warning about child abuse in general as early as the mid 1980s; it’s just that the mainstream media didn’t understand what he was referring to and treasured their beloved triumvirate of American Catholicism (Law, Bernardin, and Mahony). Reforms by JP2, however, succeeded in cutting the rate of sexual abuse by more than 90 percent before the mainstream media even got whiff of the story.

In the waning months of JP2’s reign, and since then, further accusations against Maciel have come forward, so that the sheer volume has forced Vatican action to remove the danger of further abuses. Initially, however, the accusations lacked specifics, and seemed to be politically motivated; Legionnaires was much despised by Mexico’s Communist aristocracy. This is not say that John Paul II did not err in not having removed Maciel sooner, just to say that his motives were necessarily sinister.


6 posted on 09/21/2007 12:53:20 PM PDT by dangus
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To: Teˇfilo
It's a given in some circles, that every papacy has its sinister side. If the papacy is evil then the dirt must be there; it's just a matter of finding it. For authors and "historians" like Yallop, this therefore becomes a nice little meal ticket which can be exploited at every opportunity. There's a ready market for scoops about what's really happening in Rome.

So John Paul I was "offed", John Paul II was immersed in corruption and its cover up, Pius XII was Hitler's puppet, John XXIII knew the date of the apocalypse but wouldn't tell us.

The next scoop will be about Benedict XVI. Any guesses what it will be about? Here's a clue. He's German.

You got it. His war time activities in Nazi Germany.

7 posted on 09/21/2007 1:20:25 PM PDT by marshmallow
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To: jacero10

“Still, about the Legionnaires of Christ, he is dead on. They should be disbanded and the memory of their founder obliterated.”

Yes that is correct, and all it does is show the Pope was not perfect.
I’m sure he didn’t consider himself perfect as well.

He was however - a man of God. Even in scripture we repeatedly see men of God failing to achieve perfection.
But men (and women) of God keep persevering.


8 posted on 09/21/2007 2:32:14 PM PDT by Scotswife
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To: marshmallow

“His war time activities in Nazi Germany.”

When he was a teen?


9 posted on 09/21/2007 2:33:39 PM PDT by Scotswife
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To: Teˇfilo
You mean, "noted Contributor to the Huffingtonpost, David Yallop" . . . .

oh good, the dump truck of salt has arrived . . . just in time

10 posted on 09/21/2007 4:08:16 PM PDT by TaxachusettsMan
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To: Teˇfilo
John Paul, the Great Apostate.


11 posted on 09/22/2007 11:16:21 AM PDT by Youngstown (Venerable Anne Katherine Emmerich: "PRAY FOR THE CHURCH OF DARKNESS TO LEAVE ROME!")
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To: Youngstown

So, have you left Rome yet?


12 posted on 09/22/2007 4:10:17 PM PDT by Teˇfilo (Visit Vivificat! - http://www.vivificat.org - A Catholic Blog of News, Commentary and Opinion)
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To: Teˇfilo
It is expected that the alleged revelations contained in the book will "put the breaks" to the ongoing canonization process of the Pope John Paul the Great.

I think quite the opposite. Yallop's allegations may actually strengthen the ongoing research into the late pontiff's worthiness for canonization.

I can see that John Paul II may have made mistakes during his pontificate, but were they serious enough to cancel out the man's overall holiness and intense devotion to the Church he was called to lead in Jesus' name? This reminds me of how some people are now second-guessing Mother Teresa because she had her moments of spiritual crisis. But, don't we all?

13 posted on 09/24/2007 6:41:52 AM PDT by rrstar96 (Strength and Honor!)
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To: Youngstown; Teˇfilo

Right. Along with the other “apostates” John XXIII, Paul VI, John Paul I, and Benedict XVI. (sarcasm)


14 posted on 09/24/2007 6:50:03 AM PDT by rrstar96 (Strength and Honor!)
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To: Teˇfilo

“the great”????


15 posted on 09/24/2007 6:54:26 AM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 . Moveon is not us...... Moveon is the enemy)
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To: Teˇfilo
I read In God’s Name and thought it was interesting.Nice blog
Teófilo.
16 posted on 09/24/2007 7:20:07 AM PDT by fatima (Baby alert,Baby Ava arrived 6-29-07 at 3 PM-she is 10 pounds:))
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