And like Trump, at all White House public gatherings, the pope refused to wear a mask. He is a law unto himself — like Trump.
Trump has done irreparable damage to the U.S. Presidency; Pope Francis to the papacy.
Both are into promoting a cult of personality.
The pope won’t wear a mask for the same reason as Trump. He thinks it will harm his looks. He is the pope. He should not be so vain.
But, vain he is.
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The 13 Cardinals To Be Created, By Pope Francis, At The November 28, 2020, Consistory — By Br. César J. Tobón, L.C.
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Another incomparably informative & beautiful consistory graphic by the remarkably talented & devout Br. César J. Tobón of Colombia who has provided us with a similar, and much appreciated, graphics ahead of other cardinal creating consistories and whenever there has been major changes to the Roman curia. His beautiful work is always a joy to behold and an honor to present.
Here is a link to the official Vatican announcement. That will help with the names and titles:
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The IRONY. The supreme irony.
Yes, I know that this is NOT the only church-related outbreak.
But, how sad?
This is why I think God has such a great sense of humor. Also the reason I don’t go to church on a regular basis.
I feel bad for these folks.
They should get their money back from God. What do YOU think?
Thoughts On The “Next Conclave” By U.K. Catholic Canon Anthony Churchill, STL — Latest Consistory, November 2020.
November 6, 2020
Implication of forthcoming consistory on conclave.
The decision of the Pope to create 13 new Cardinals will add to the unpredictability of the next Conclave. Nine of these will be electors while 4 are in effect ‘honorary’ Cardinals, being over the age of 80 (i.e., non-electors).
It seems unlikely that the Consistory set for November 28th can take place in the normal way. The COVID 19 pandemic and the restrictions on public events and on travel must make it inappropriate to ask elderly gentlemen to travel from all over the world at this time. Neither can it be wise to encourage the normal crowds of supporters to do the same.
I would hope that that the Pope will hold a brief ceremony in Rome with the Curial Cardinals in order to officially “create” the new Cardinals, and postpone the ceremonies until a later date.
Pope John Paul II started the custom of inviting the entire College of Cardinals to come to Rome for these consistories. It was the custom to hold a day-long meeting of the College to which the new men were invited. These meetings gave the Cardinals a chance to meet each other and to some extent at least to get to know each other. This practice continued under Pope Benedict XVI, but has been stopped by the present Pope. It is not clear why Pope Francis should have done this, but in my view,, it does not help the new Cardinals to integrate and become more aware of the wider Church.
To my mind it can only be a disadvantage if the Cardinals arrive for the eventual Conclave not knowing each other. Francis has chosen men from all over the world, many from remote parts. They may well be outstanding pastors and men of wide pastoral experience, but they will often be strangers to Rome, and unfamiliar with its ways and the Italian language.
On the one hand this very diverse College could allow for an original and perhaps surprising result. It might lead to a Pope from “the peripheries” with a very different perspective on the future of the Church. Such a Pope might reflect more closely the concerns of Catholics in a very diverse world.
On the other hand , it seems to me that a large number of recently created Cardinals who are strangers to the Vatican and to each other could be at risk of being manipulated by those who are sometimes known as the “grand electors”. Groups who are well known to each other and are well versed in Vatican affairs could exercise undue influence in these circumstances.
It remains to be seen how this will all “play out”, but it certainly does not make it any easier to predict what might happen at the Conclave when it comes.
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Just 3 things to consider right now:
- He is meeting folks, in Trump like gatherings, without a MASK! Not cool, not wise.
- This totally against the grain endorsement of ‘gay union‘ has roiled & divided the Church. Uncalled for right now.
- But, what really got my GOAT. He is again going to WAY EXCEED the 120 cardinal elector limit when he creates his latest batch of cardinals. Barring deaths we will be 6 to 8 cardinals electors ABOVE the 120 limit THROUGHOUT 2021. That is beyond crazy. Unless he changes the 120 limit, which he can easily do with just a simple memo, he is playing with fire. If there were to be a conclave all hell will break loose! Not cool. Uncalled for.
No reason for any of this.
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Did YOU know about this. It was installed Sunday — yesterday.
I just happened to see it, in passing, on CNN.
I wanted to share it with you.
Very clever. Very moving.
I never realized that 20,000 seats looked that BIG — & it is ONLY representing 1/10 the DEAD! WOW.
Last month, September 10, 2020.
Well, we know how that worked out. Tens of thousands have DIED since then.
So, why is Pope Francis now blaming a SYSTEM … rather than God.
He is so disingenuous. Another Donald Trump. Shameless.
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Just as he did with disgraced Scot Keith “I Lied” O’Brien in 2013, Francis chickened out at the last minute. He let O’Brien retain his ‘Cardinal’ title though he was NOT a cardinal. STUPID. He was a cardinal in name, but NOT really a cardinal!
Well, we did it again. Ditto, Becciu. He is no longer a cardinal, but is allowed to call himself a cardinal. How stupid. Makes a mockery of that saying that you are either pregnant or not. There is nothing in between.
You are either a cardinal or NOT.
Pope Francis yet again demonstrates he is weak & irresolute.
IF Rudy Giuliani & Chris Christie Are Trump’s Icons Of Catholic MORALITY I Am A LIVING (Bloody) Saint!
Listen towards the end. Around the 49-minute mark.
Yes, this was the Sunday, September 27, 2020, Trump ‘Tax Return’ Press Conference. Yes, Trump played all his tricks to talk everything other than his taxes. So, he got into bashing Democrats about questioning Amy Coney Barrett’s Catholic values. This is when the two clowns, Rudy Giuliani & Chris Christie, were put forward as PERFECT Catholics. Bloody Giuliani even had the gall to talk about his PERSONAL Catholic Morals!
Giuliani & Morals. That is like saying Trump pays taxes or that I am WHITE.
I know a number of folks who are good, devout Catholics. Giuliani talking about his personal Catholic morals is an affront to THEM. With Giuliani where do you start? Adultery for one. Serial adultery. What a joke, IF not for the fact that we do have SOME good, decent, devout, MORAL Catholics. But not Rudy Giuliani or Chris Christie — or for that matter I.
I am NOT a Catholic. Never have been, never will be. But compared to Rudy Giuliani & Chris Christie I have been a LIVING Saint over the last 20-years. SMILE.
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There is a LOT of confusion as to what this RESIGNATION entails BUT it is very clear that it is much more than his ‘Day Job‘, i.e., that of Prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints. Yes, he was in charge of making Saints & now it transpires he is NO Saint himself. Ironic. But, Church history is full of such ironies.
Fortunately, to all our relief, this resignation has NOTHING to do with SEX! It has to do with financial corruption — I think embezzlement. So, that is good, i.e., it not having to do with sex crimes.
I think he has totally resigned his cardinalate as did McCarrick in 2018 — the 1st such TRUE resignation in 90-years.
Others THINK (& hope) that he hasn’t gone the WHOLE hog & just relinquished his rights to be a cardinal elector — as did disgraced Scot Keith “I Lied” O’Brien in 2013 just ahead of the conclave. I don’t think so. I think 72-year old Giovanni Angelo Becciu is TOAST. Done. Gone.