Archive | January 5, 2015

Vatican’s Unprincipled Federico (Looney Tunes) Lombardi Again Tries To Distort The Truth About The New Cardinals!

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by Anura Guruge


Some Related posts:
>> 15 Cardinal designates.
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Vatican III?
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Camerlengo, Jean-Louis Tauran.
>> February 2015 consistory.

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Pope plans to reorganize Holy See.
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Francis and Ratzinger at consistory.

>> 19 cardinal designates for 2014.
>> 2014 cardinalabili list.


This is patently, egregiously WRONG!

Lombardi has done it again as he repeatedly did, as you can see below,
to my intense ire, during the 2013 sede vacante.

There are currently ONLY 10 ‘available’ slots.

Not 12.

Go check.

We, right this minute, have 110 living cardinal electors.

Only 120 can participate in a conclave.

The ’12’ claimed is taking into account Justin Francis Rigali
turning 80 on April 19, 2015.

That is 2 months and 5 days after the consistory.

Now it is possible that Lombardi plans to get rid of two cardinal electors.
But, that has yet to happen. So he shouldn’t speak beforehand.

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From January 5, 2015, ‘Vatican Information Service’ (VIS) — Lombardi’s propaganda channel. Click to ENLARGE. Access original by going to: http://visnews-en.blogspot.com/


Refer to the images below. They are screen shots of blog posts from my ‘Popes and Papacy’ blog. Each calls out Lombardi for incompetence or deceit. Click on each image to access the original post. While you are at my ‘Popes and Papacy’ blog do a search on ‘Lombardi’. You will see we have a history.

Lombardi is both inept and deceitful. That is a dangerous combination, especially given that he also is under the illusion that he is God’s spokesperson as opposed to the pope’s. I won’t ask as to how he got the job or more significantly manages to keep it. I have a theory. He must have some very incriminating evidence about John Paul II or Benedict XVI. If not there is absolutely no rationale as to why he has this job. His faux pas are legendary. Yes, at one point Benedict brought in an ex-Fox News reporter to try and keep Lombardi in check. Didn’t work. This really bugs me. The Vatican should not LIE. Plain and simple. You should not lie.


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Jacey, Alton Post Office’s Tom Montague’s Granddaughter To Be On Meredith Viera Show …

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by Anura Guruge


tomhospital78881aRelated post:
>> Tom Montague saved by 6-year old granddaughter.


To see the VIDEO from the show … click.


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CONFIRMED.
Friday, January 9, 2015 at 3pm (Eastern).

Jacey is the 6-year old Alton girl who ran back home,
managed to open the locked door,
and call 911
when a tree fell on Tom during a Sunday afternoon walk.
She saved his life.

She is going to be on the show, with her mother, Colleen, to talk about her rescue. It appears that they will play the 911 call.

They are in New York City right now for the TV recording. [They got to meet Patty LaBelle backstage before their segment.]

We knew Tom from the Post Office. He and I would always josh. He helped us out once when our battery died, at the Post Office, on a bitterly cold Saturday morning.

We had NOT heard of the accident. What I did see, coincidentally on WMUR, was the report, a few weeks later, that the Alton Fire Department, along with an award, had given Jacey $10 — and that she planned to take her mother for dinner with that $10. Well, I was going to make sure that she would INDEED be able to take the mother for dinner and think she paid for it all with her $10.

Yes, we made that happen. They went to Johnsons. That is good. Least I could do for Tom.

Yes, I spoke with Tom when he was in hospital, at Dartmouth, and as only men like us can do, made jokes about his broken pelvis and what that would mean to his life. It made him laugh. That was the level of our relationship. Down to Earth. We have been meaning to go and see him. We actually made it to his facility in Wolfeboro, N.H., just before Christmas — with Clearlakes to sing carols — but he was temporarily back at Dartmouth. I am going to go and see him soon. Deanna, through the magic of social media, stays in touch with Colleen and I have spoke with her on the phone a couple of times. Jacey and her Mom came to my December astronomy presentation at the Gilman Library in Alton. So we have kind of been in touch. Not as much as we should have.

Tom is on the mend.

I will update this post IF I get a confirmation as to when the interview will be aired. CONFIRMED. Friday, January 9, 2015 at 3pm (Eastern) on WMUR (in N.H.).


The 15 Cardinal Elector Designates For February 2015 Consistory — Pope Francis Revels In His Unpredictability.

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by Anura Guruge


Some Related posts:
>>
Vatican III?
>>
Camerlengo, Jean-Louis Tauran.
>> February 2015 consistory.

>>
Pope plans to reorganize Holy See.
>>
Francis and Ratzinger at consistory.

>> 19 cardinal designates for 2014.
>> 2014 cardinalabili list.


The 15 under-80, Cardinal Elector Designates Named.

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Click here to check the original post where I said the above ….


Pope Francis has done IT again. Said out to perplex the average Catholic. That really has become his trademark. Shock Jock. That is what this pope has become: the Shock Jock Pope. A cross between Howard Stern and John McCain. Revels in being a maverick for the sake of being a maverick. So I wasn’t much surprised by his list.

What I am, however, livid about is that he has named 15, yes, fifteen, under-80 cardinal electors. Barring any deaths this means that following the cardinal creating consistory, on February 14, 2015, there will be 125 cardinal electors. That is five more than the 120 currently permitted from participating in a conclave — if one was to take place. There are no rules, nor a precedent, as yet, to say which cardinals will have to stand down so that the 120 limit is not violated. Again, I did, as you can see above, predict that this pope, the shock jock, will go beyond the 120 — BUT I never expected him to go 5 above.

That he went 5 above is very significant and scary. Again, barring deaths, we will not have 5 existing electors aging out till February 27, 2016. That is MORE than a year after the consistory. That means that for all of 2015 we will have more than the permitted quota of 120 cardinal electors. Maybe the pope, given his connections, is aware that some of the under 80 cardinals are on borrowed time! I am sure that some cardinals are no longer sleeping that well.

I have in my ‘popes and papacy’ blog railed, multiple times, about popes going over the limit. It is an arrogant and unprincipled affectation. They are breaking the law. This is what bugs me even more. The pope can easily, with one simple utterance, rectify and normalize the whole sorry situation. All her has to say is that the new limit for cardinal electors at conclaves is 125 or 130 or to be on the safe side 140. He has all the power and the right to do so. But here is the rub. For all is desire to shock I don’t think that this pope has a full or firm grasp of the protocols of the papacy! He, an old man to be fair, probably doesn’t fully appreciate the significance of the 120 limit.

Unless he has had an explicit assurance from his boss to the contrary, I would not totally rule out the possibility of a conclave in the next 12 months. So I really hope this pope knows what he is doing, other than revelling in his ability to shock and perplex.

As for the 15 he nominated, I really have no strong feelings one way or another. I am not a Catholic; never was and never will be. So as to who the cardinals are don’t really impact be other than their significance come the ‘Next Pope’ — and that, i.e., the ‘Next Pope’ is really my main interest. That he has created so many from Asia is interesting. Myanmar (Burma), like Sri Lanka, is a predominantly Buddhist country, at 80% the majority even greater than the 70% in Sri Lanka. Only 2% of the population is Catholic. The Buddhists in Burma are even more extreme than those in Sri Lanka! The pope’s action will incite them. The pope might have not done the Catholics in Burma any favors.

Only about 7% of the total population of Vietnam is Catholic. Tonga has a population of less than 110,000. Yes, 110,000. Most U.S. cities have more people. Of those only about 15% are Catholic. So a cardinal for 16,500 people. The population of Cape Verde is around 520,000; albeit with the majority Catholic.

That the curia was snubbed is not good. He is just driving a thicker and thicker wedge between himself and the curia — and in the end he still needs the curia to get his work done.

Europeans and Americans, in the end, will not be happy. They did not really get much of a looking. Animosity against this pope is mounting and that is before he UNWISELY steps into the climate change fray.

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From the ‘Wall Street Journal’. Click to access original.

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Another graphic from the “Wall Street Journal”. Click to access original.

All in all, the bottom line for ME, is that the pope has become a confirmed Shock Jock. The Howard Stern of popes. It is going to be an interesting year. Stay tuned. I have a feeling that this pope will keep me busy.


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