Tom Bethell has a terrific article in the June issue of The American Spectator which I posted on the Fr. Haley blog. It contains some shocking information about Vatican officials being bribed by the Legionairies of Christ and raises the question of how much Pope John Paul II knew about and enabled the sex abuse coverup. In view of the terrible episcopal appointments Pope John Paul made, the revelations are believable. I hope this slows down his fast track to canonization. Why the rush anyway? Pope John Paul II was a charismatic figure and he certainly suffered courageously, especially in the end, but a little historical perspective wouldn't hurt.
Let's see Pope Pius XII's cause move forward. That much maligned man stands as a floodlight in those dark days of the 20th century when all Europe was swallowed up by the black spider of the Third Reich.