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George Weigel and papal memory

November 9, 2017
Alex M. Saunders, M.D.
San Carlos

Here is a suggestion to George Weigel. Why not leave the memory of John Paul II be as a saint and forget his mistakes? As for Paul VI, his mistakes are far too serious to forget. Why not let history sort out why he rejected an enormous majority of his advisers? It was 60 out of 72. (By the way, St. JPII signed the minority report that Paul VI also rejected.) You can call them names, like bourgeois, but they were “handpicked” by Paul VI. Yet their serious investigation returned answers he did not like. More to the point, George, you also do not like. And so you put in your opinion to support an out-of-date view.

Your penance, George, should be to live for a year in the heart of Africa and watch the population increase and multiply, starve and die of hunger. Watch the unwilling mothers give birth to yet more children that will starve and die. Then write a clarification of your opinion on how it is intrinsically wrong to reverse that trend.

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