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Pope Francis’ ‘Door Open’ For Ending Priestly Celibacy Will ONLY Be Universally Welcome IF Gay Marriage Is Allowed!

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.


by Anura Guruge

Related posts:
>> Francis’ prayer at Wailing Wall

>>May 30, 2014.
>> Cardinal Bertone and missing $2M —
>> May 29, 2014.
>> Frontline “Secrets of the Vatican” —
>>Feb. 26, 2014.
>> ‘Legionaries of Christ’ — Feb. 27, 2014.
++++ Search on ‘pope‘  & check Category ‘Religion’  for loads of other pope related posts >>>>
Search on ‘prayer’  for other posts >>>>

Click to access NBC News coverage. Google 'pope celibacy' for much more.

Click to access NBC News coverage. Google ‘pope celibacy’ for much more.

My thinking here, as is invariably my wont, is very straightforward, candid and brutally honest. I could, as ever be wrong, but this is my opinion.

I am not at all convinced, by a long chalk, that all Catholic priests, worldwide, are sexually ‘normal’ (in its broadest constatations) and are, moreover, all hetrosexual IF given the chance.

My basic premise, oft stated with candor, is that I really, based on my personal, hands on experience, do not believe that a normal, healthy ‘young’ man can commit to a life of celibacy UNLESS there is something not right with him or he does not, for a minute, intend to take the vow of celibacy seriously. All the tens of thousands if not hundreds of thousands of egregious sex crimes committed by Catholic priests, for so long, provide ample irrefutable testament to that thesis that many Catholic priests think that their vow is celibacy is a joke. As I have chronicled in my ‘Popes and Papacy’ blog Austria is supposed to have at least 300 legally married Catholic priests who openly defy the Church administration!

I also believe, and I could be, as ever wrong, that at least 50% of worldwide Catholic priests that have normal or even semi-normal sexual ‘feelings’ (if not ‘urgings’) are NOT hetrosexaul. Google this. There is even a Wikipedia entry about this! My reasoning is based on that I think the celibacy ‘cloak’ provides a nice convenient cover for those that do not want their orientation to be too obvious.

I think you can work out the rest. Basically what I am saying is that UNLESS Gay Marriage is also permitted — and I think pigs will fly first — all Catholic priests, across the world, will not be delighted IF the Church ever puts an end to clerical celibacy. Because without that cover, they will have to answer questions as to “why aren’t you married?”

But before I conclude this, it is important that I point out YET AGAIN that this latest pontification by Francis is nothing other than provocative IDLE CHATTER to get media coverage. What he says is true. All of us who understand the buts-and-bolts of Catholicism know that clerical celibacy is not dogma. But it is deeply entrenched Catholic ideology and teaching. Yes, of course, the pope can change it. Yes, he has the power. But, here is the rub and nub. This pope does not have the motive or intention to change it. Behind this ‘Mr. Nice Guy’ public persona is a very-conservative Jesuit. He had to have signed a OATH before he was created a cardinal that he would uphold all existing Church teachings — and clerical celibacy is on the Top 5. Yes, popes love to break oaths, but this one won’t especially on the matter of sowing oats.

So just be careful.

Sri Lanka: May Full Moon Was ‘Vesak’, June 13, 2014 Full Moon Is Another Big Holiday, ‘Poson’ — Arrival Of Buddhism.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.Sri Lanka Vesak stamps Anura Guruge


Anura Guruge

Related posts:
>> 2014 Vesak greeting — May 14, 2014.
>> Happy Vesak 2014>May 13, 2014.
>> Vesak 2014 Pandols>May 13, 2014.

∠∠ Buddha’s descendants May 17, 2014.

++++ See Category ‘Sri Lanka‘ or search on ‘Sri Lanka‘ & ‘Buddhism‘  for other related posts >>>>


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From a Sri Lanka ‘Sunday Observer’ article from 2013. Worth reading. Click to access.

It is a never ending procession of holidays in Sri Lanka. I think they have cut back dramatically but in the 1960s when each ‘Poya‘ day [i.e., full moon of EACH month] was a holiday it was said that Ceylon (as it was then) had a holiday (as in no school and no work), on average, every 18 days!

So last month was Vesak — the mega Buddhist ‘trifecta‘.

This month, June 13 (my deceased adoptive mother’s birthday), is Poson. Yes, July’s Full Moon, Esala, is another important Buddhist holiday too. We will get to that later. August too. 

Buddhist pilgrims climbing 'Mihinthalaya' on Poson, June full Moon.

Buddhist pilgrims climbing ‘Mihinthalaya’ on Poson, June full Moon. Click to access good article in ‘Sri Lanka Travel Guide’

Google’s Congratulations To The Class Of 2014; Not A Google Doodle, Lets Call It A Google Footnote.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.


by Anura Guruge

Last Google Doodle:
>> Mary Anning’s 125th May 21, 2014.

≡ ≡ ≡ ≡ Check CATEGORY ‘Google Doodle’ for other posts —>>> (sidebar)


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This footnote that was on the Google search page on May 30, 2014,
is no longer there.

It is not in the Google Doodle archive either — and that makes sense since it is not a Google Doodle.

The YouTube video you get when you click on Google’s “This is for you” link …


Click to access.


New Hampshire LakeFest 2014, On July 3, Looks Like A Blast.



by Anura Guruge

Related posts:
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Click to access their blog for all the details.

Click to access their blog for all the details.

We do have a brand new kayak that we bought c. 2010 — but it has not seen the light of day in 3 years. It is in the back of the garage. I have been using my Stand-Up Paddle Boards (yes, we have two). I guess I could take the SPB but it might be dangerous — because if I fall (and that is always possible though I don’t fall that often) I will fall on a bunch of kayaks.

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