There are plenty more.
Cardinal Wilton Gregory is going to be a very busy prelate. Very Catholic Joe Biden will ‘lean’ on him heavily & he will become part of his ‘cabinet’. All good. Nothing bad. I do NOT know Wilton Gregory. But, I will find out. He seems OK. Did a nice job today.
I went & checked exactly as to when he was named as a cardinal. It was BEFORE the November 3, 2020 election. SMILE. But, NOT by much. Just a week. So, unless the pope had a message from his Boss this was coincidental — but providential.
Search on “Biden“.
A quick Google will show that there are claims that March 7, 1933 was when Monopoly, as we know it today, came to be. I also happened to hear ‘this’ on the radio which what got me to go looking.
Yes, there is an extensive ‘History of Monopoly‘ on Wikipedia. That entry, however, does not mention March 7, 1933. So, I am a bit confused and skeptical.
But, I wanted to make sure that I at least got a ‘scratch’ in the sand, just in case.
So, I am posting this with a caveat. This might or might not be true!
Check Category ‘Events’.
One of this controversial pope’s many foibles was that he appeared not to think that highly of cardinals in general. Though he was pope for nearly 20-years he created but 56 cardinals — in just 2 consistories. Two consistories in 19.6 years! And WW II alone can’t be used as an excuse. Study my Excel spreadsheet above. Intriguing.
Cardinal Creating Consistory Habits Of The Last 16 Popes, Francis To Pius VII; Multiple Per Year Was The Norm.
The data should be fairly self-explanatory. I, as ever, highlighted the significant fields.
The ‘cardinals created per month in office‘ column (highlighted at top in purple) is fascinating. It is an easy but telling metric to grasp. Benedict XVI was pope for 94 months and during that time he created 90 popes. So ‘cardinals created per month in office‘ = 90/94 = 1 (when rounded up). Francis’ 1.2 will go down the longer he stays in office — but he will also continue to create more cardinals — we hope.
Interesting chart to study. Enjoy.
.by Anura Guruge
As a profession (and rather successful) ‘Pope Watcher‘ I knew this was going to happen.
Kind of in the same league as Francis and his gold pallium pins — when he keeps on harping on about charity.
The problem, that so many,
especially the clowns in the media,
haven’t worked out is that this Pope is CONSERVATIVE!
He had to be, to be created a cardinal by John Paul II (#265).
Under John Paul II & Benedict XVI (#266)
had to sign an OATH confirming that they are
bona fide traditionalists.
He is not going to change the Catholic wide-stance on gay folks, abortion, contraception, women priest, clerical celibacy etc. etc. He just likes to talk a good game. BIG DIFFERENCE.
This is why I did this post for you. Pope’s talk about inclusiveness does NOT change Catholic doctrine.
The other problem, and I have written about that … is that this pope is very careless, intentionally or otherwise, in what he says. He basically blurts out stuff without thinking about what he is saying. This is not good.
During the last 4 months I have been doing a crazy amount of research on Pope John XXIII (#262) since I am writing a book on him. Superficially there are a lot of similarities between Francis and John XXIII. But, John NEVER said anything that he did NOT mean 100%. That is key. John was a very intriguing person. Though of dirt-poor, farming peasant stock, he was extraordinarily astute and clever — in a very street-smart way. He rarely, if ever, put a foot wrong and I have yet to really see an example of ‘foot in mouth’. Not so with Francis. He is a loose cannon.
His ‘horror’ at same sex adoption is going to rattle the LGBT community — as it should. They misread him.
This is going to be an ongoing problem.
This pope has created false expectations
— intentionally, or otherwise.
It will be an interesting 2014.
Happy New Year.