Thursday, April 7, 2016

St. John-Paul II: So-so saint?

Earlier this week we saw a PBS documentary about the late Pope John Paul II and his intimate, 32-year relationship with Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka, a Polish philosopher who is believed to have once declared her love to him while he was still a cardinal.

The correspondence from the Pope to her was sold by the recipient and sheds light on the depth of the relationship.

Even though, I've always liked that Pope as a skier, my point is this; how could such a conservative Pope on issues like birth-control, abortion and celibacy be so liberal with his own behavior.

Well, it's another question of “do what I say, not what I do”; a typical tenet in the Catholic Church doctrine...

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