Question for Catholics about the Church and John Paul II?
What I'm asking is, why is he considered to be so great when he probably knew about all the abuse being inflicted upon children and women at the hands of priests and nuns? I know when I was in school (which happened to be a Catholic school), he was talked about as if he was God himself.
The Church say sorry now, but it's like they're only sorry they were caught. I inclined to lose my faith in humanity when this broke, and it is one of the main reasons I am quite hostile towards the Church.
Do Catholics still consider Pope John Paul II to be great? What are the opinions of Catholics on him? And did any Catholics ever feel like they were losing their faith around the time of the scandals?