he claims that Pope St. John Paul II was to blame for McCarrick’s scandalous rise to power is ignoring the saintly pontiff’s extremely poor health — coupled with the nefarious roles of those around him.
Church Militant is reporting that anti-Viganò forces in the Vatican are combing through John Paul II’s personal correspondence with his long-time friend of 32 years, the late Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka, a Polish-born American philosopher. Her letters are thought to contain many sympathetic references to McCarrick, who used her to obtain a favorable hearing with the Holy Father.
The false narrative then becomes that Tymieniecka clouded John Paul’s judgment, resulting in him promoting McCarrick in spite of clearly knowing that McCarrick was a homosexual predator. This narrative may well be supported by John Paul II’s personal secretary, then-Msgr. Stanisław Dziwisz. This narrative would then claim that Pope Francis was simply following the course with McCarrick as set by his esteemed predecessor.