The purpose of this document is to bring to light a few "conjectures" regarding the making of H.H. John Paul II.
INTRODUCTION"Amen, amen, I say to you, when you were younger, you used to dress yourself and go where you wanted; but when you grow old, you will stretch out your hand, and someone else will dress you and lead you where you do not want to go" [John 21:18]
There was once a small town Spanish priest who had the notion that God had called him to save the Church (Russia's Rasputin also had the notion that he was to save Russia). To save the Church and, of course, the world, this small town priest had to become "someone".
Unfortunately, although many bought in his flawed theology (1), through the Grace of God, neither H.H. John XXIII nor H.H. Paul VI were very impressed with Escrivá's "elitist theology". Both Popes were preoccupied with trying to shore up the Church AND humanity so that the damages that were coming upon the Church and world would be minimized.... and Vatican II came to be for that particular purpose.
H.H. Pius XII was probably not too impressed either with Escrivá's egocentric theology. After all, Escrivá died a Monsignor - never making it to the rank of Bishop, a Roman Catholic Church rank which only the Pope could have bestowed upon him. This in itself "speaks volumes".
No, it was not humility as the Escrivites would rush to use as a justification... after all, Escrivá purchased the title of Marquise of Peralta in his quest of becoming "bigger than life".
What to do, Escrivites wondered? Quite simple: "Make " a Pope that would make Escriva's dream rise like the foam - higher than Heaven... if at all possible.
Providence had it that Cardinal Karol Wojtyla had the psychological make up and background so that he would be an easy target. Therefore, by the time H.H. John Paul I had an untimely death that prevented him from continuing the path set by his two predecessors, Cardinal Karol Wojtyla - unbeknownst to him - was ready to make his debut in the Sistine Chapel and be manipulated to launch Escrivá's dream - a dream which will eventually turn the world into a nightmare.
On October 16, 1978, Cardinal Karol Wojtyla became H.H. John Paul II. On Nov. 28, 1982, and a bullet later, Pope John Paul II established Opus Dei as a personal prelature with the full title of Prelature of the Holy Cross and Opus Dei. The parallel Church was born.Part III
By this time, the Opus Dei was "in". They had the Pope in their pocket and soon he was manipulated into Beatifying and Canonizing Escrivá - the man who insisted in being called/referred to as The Father and who was the author of a much publicized booklet called "The Way". So much for God the Father; so much for God the Son - the True and Only Way.
Arrogance being what it is - all of that was not going to be enough. They had to publicize and mediatize John Paul II to the level of being called The Great and a saint while his body was still warm after his death. Why? Quite simple. Ecclesiastical history could have it that Escrivá was not canonized by just "any run-of-the-mill Pope"; Escrivá had to have been canonized by a Living Saint - a Pope worthy of being called The Great.
So, a Spanish psychiatrist fascinated by media manipulation [by his own account] (2), Dr. Joaquín Navarro-Valls, was called to be the Director of the Press Office in the Vatican as well as the official spokesman for H.H. John Paul II. The dye was cast and the frequent Worldwide Papal Jamborees were born. These Papal Jamborees served two main purposes, ensure that John Paul II would be mediatized the maximum possible level and, of course, raise funds!
At this point must then ask ourselves: How is the world after 26 years of an Opus Dei guided Pontificate? How is the Church, for that matter? Splintered into fundamental fanatical sects and flaming liberals - while the true, good and solid Catholics (laity and clergy) get caught in the middle while recoiling in horror at the sexual escapades of the priesthood covered up by the alleged Princes of the Church - the College of Cardinals.
John Paul, The Great? Hardly! Nonetheless, this poor man, manipulated as he had been, indeed had good intentions and great plans. If he had been able to freely execute them, he would have then been John Paul The Great indeed!
 Serving temporal powers while claiming is serving God - an Opus Dei Trademark.
 Interview with Dr. Joaquín Navarro-Valls, Spokesman to H.H. John Paul II, conducted by John Tagliabue and published by the New York Times on June 29, 2002.
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