Monday, June 06, 2005

Another Catholic Church Betrayal

Look through the whole history of countries professing the Romish religion, and you will uniformly find the leaven of this besetting and accursed principle of action—that the end will sanction any means.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772–1834), poet

Pope John Paul II’s longtime assistant has refused to burn the late pontiff’s papers as his will instructed. The assistant said that the papers are full of great riches that should be made available to the public.

I have news for the Catholic Church and the assistant, it is not up to them to decide that the deceased Pope’s papers shouldn’t be burned. If they had not checked with John Paul II before he passed away it is too late now to go against the pontiff’s will.

This is just another in a long line of betrayals by the church.


Chandira said...

That guy's only human though, letting go can be really hard. I imagine he really believes that there is some great stuff there written down, and doesn't want for humanity to lose it. I can partly understand it.. People can have a very devotional relationship to Popes sometimes, that man was probably everything to some of his closest priests.
Adi Da once asked us to burn all the old photos of him, hardly anybody did! :-)

People will always betray each other somehow. And if not, we will always assume they did anyhow..

The Misanthrope said...

I too can understand not wanting to burn his papers, but someone should have discussed his papers with him prior to his passing. If his wishes are not granted what is the purpose of having a will?