Monday, May 16, 2005

JP, Saint

CBC online is running an in-depth article on the Catholic Church's process to declare a new saint. Hidden away in the article was this nugget:
"The move to have the late Pope John Paul II canonized quickly got an early boost from his successor, Pope Benedict XVI, who waived the five-year waiting period that would traditionally be required before the formal launch of proceedings."

[Emphasis added]
I was curious about this eventuality when news coverage on the pope's funeral proceedings mentioned in passing the noticable absense of decay of the body on display...

Pope John Paul II declared war on women, declared war on the victims of AIDS, declared open season on homosexuals, shut down South America's liberation theologiests, and turned a blind eye to the sexual abuse of children in the church.

If that's what it takes to be a saint, I can do without saints, thank you very much.

Who wants to bet that Ratzinger makess ure the cannonization process, which normally "can often take decades or even centuries," gets seriously fast-tracked for JP?

Rat Bastards.