Beautiful Graphic Of The 19 New Cardinals To Be Created At the February 22, 2014 Consistory — Composed By Br. César J. Tobón, L.C. of Mexico.
.by Anura Guruge
>> Got Pietro Parolin right …
>> — Jan. 12, 2014.
>> February 22, 2014 consistory
>> — Oct. 31, 2013.
>> Until created CARDINAL —
>> Aug. 31, 2013.
>> Alton, Consistory Central …
>> — Oct. 26, 2012.
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That Lake Winnipesaukee Is Supposedly Still Not Frozen Solid, i.e., Total Ice-In, Seems Incongruous and Slightly Worrying.
by Anura Guruge
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I thought I had written about this before, but I can’t find it!
So, I am doing this from memory, which as I get older, is not as good as it once was.
I think, prior to this year, going back to when reliable, written records started to be maintained, there have only been two known instances when Lake Winnipesaukee did NOT totally freeze over.
Both of those occurred since I have been on or around the Lake — and I can most assuredly vouch that this has nothing to do with me. Honest.
Bugs me that I can’t remember the exact years but I think I can work them out.
The second time was the winter of 2000 – 2001. I think the other time was 2 years earlier. Does anybody have the exact dates — PLEASE.
Both times I was living, on the water, in Gilford, on Varney Point.
The second time, I distinctly remember walking with Ulysses, who was then a puppy, more than once, across Sa(u)nders Bay, towards ‘The Witches’, as shown below. There was open water around where I have marked. Essentially there was one big ice floe on Saunders Bay — the one that I would walk across from my house. Here was the NEAT THING. Once you got to the edge of that flow, you could ROCK IT! Cool.
Yes, I have fallen through the ice into Lake Winnipesaukee! I have fallen in more than once. Actually I have fallen in 5 times. No, no, that doesn’t explain the the apparent brain damage. I was never totally submerged. As I keep on pointing out, I am, and never have been, totally stupid — just partially stupid. Having lived ‘on’ N.H. lakes for 16 years I do know my ice and the risk I take. All 5 times were close to shore and I knew that I had a chance of going through. It was mainly due to thin ice due to bubblers. It was a chance I took. I knew how deep the water was. So I have only gone down up to my waist. Easy enough to crawl back — change clothes and go back. << All five times were pre-Deanna. She would brain me if I fell in, even if it was in shallow waters! >>
Walking on the floe was fine. Once I got past the bubblers, including mine, I was on thick ice until you got the edge — and the open water.
But, that is all history.
This has been a cold winter. Ice was thick enough, a few weeks ago, for planes to land on Alton Bay. So, why do we have a open spot on the Broads? Puzzling? I wonder if anybody has done any scientific investigations. Do we have a leak into the Broads — from shore?
I might have to go for walk. Haven’t walked across Winni in years. Just this Sunday we walked about a mile and a half across Halfmoon. Different lake. Frozen tight — though there appears to have been very little activity on it, unusually, this Winter. Yes, I will post some pictures soon.
Publication Of John Paul II Personal Notes Another SAD Example That A Dead Pope’s Will Will Not Be Done By The Catholic Church.
by Anura Guruge
Unlike the media who only woke up to this blatant travesty of ‘justice’ I have been on this case since 2010.
I wrote about it, in 2010, in my ‘The Next Pope’ book and after that in my ‘popes-and-papacy’ blog.
As I keep on pointing out, given that I am quite familiar with John Paul II’s will
this is the 2nd BLATANT violation of his will.
It is so funny, if it wasn’t so ironic. The Church bends over backwards to honor this pope
while at the same time disregarding his written wishes!
How hypocritical and pathetic is that?
Let me just quote what I say on Page 313 of ‘The Next Pope 2011’:
But the Church, in particular the Cardinals, have trodden all over their wills with abandonment!
It is kind of hilarious.
Pope’s are supposedly all powerful when alive.
But, as soon as they die, the cardinals, most of them created by the dead pope,
just thumb their noses at the dead pope’s will.
So here are the 3 main violations of the wills of these two,
soon to be Sainted popes:
John XXIII, in his will, explicitly asked to be buried in St. John Lateran,
the Cathedral of Rome and the pope’s official cathedral —
a church very dear to the pope and one
that influenced his choice of name.
<< Overridden. They wanted him buried at the Vatican
for commercial reasons. More tourists! >>
John Paul II asked, in writing, in his will,
for his personal notes to be destroyed.
<< Disobeyed, again for commercial reasons
and this time by lone, rogue cardinal. >>
John Paul II asked, in writing,
to be buried in the ground.
<< Overridden. Ditto as in #1.
More tourists, more lucre when body is
displayed on the ground floor of St. Peter’s. >>
Francis, as I keep on pointing out, is all talk and little action.
All cassock, no trousers.
IF he was a real man he would excommunicate Dziwisz.
But he can’t and he won’t.
When it comes to disciplining cardinals, he like his predecessor, is impotent.
Benedict created Dziwisz though he had violated John Paul’s will by then.
Benedict and Dziwisz were supposed to be John Paul’s closest allies.
With friends like that who needs any detractors.
This is a travesty.
But, a good example of how recent pope’s permit cardinals to get away with murder.
Let us not forget disgraced Scottish Cardinal O’Grope O’Brien
— who has now gone missing whisked away by
the Vatican’s criminal protection program.