Filipino Cardinal Tagle, Curial Or Not, Will NOT Be The Next Pope UNLESS Francis Stays As Pope For ANOTHER 14-Years!
There were some, foolishly, who touted Tagle as a papabile in 2013! He was 56-years old. These folks have to be smoking strong dope.
Even at 62 Tagle is way, way too young. Despite his Filipino ancestry he, these days, will have a life expectancy well into his 80s. The cardinals are NOT going to elect a kid who could easily be pope for 20-years without even breaking a sweat.
Forget Benedict XVI’s atypical resignation. There is no guarantee that popes will retire after a ‘suitable time’ in office.
John Paul II was elected young, i.e., 58, and he went onto rule for 26.5-years — the last six of that not that satisfactorily in that he was quite ill.
Since then the trend has been towards older, i.e., 75, popes. This makes sense.
Furthermore, post Francis the next pope will NOT be another exotic. Francis was enough for 20 to 30 years. The next pope will be European or at worst a Canadian who has lived in Rome for the last couple of decades.
So, PLEASE, don’t get ga-ga that Tagle is papabile. He is NOT.
Trust me on this. I did get it right in 2013 didn’t I? John Allen didn’t. I did. SMILE.
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Search ‘cardinals‘, ‘consistory‘ & ‘pope‘.
I had to smile. You have to smile.
You do not have to go all the way back to the Galileo trial. Gregory XVI (1831 — 1846) banned railways from the Papal States calling them calling them chemins d’enfer (road to hell), a play on the French for railroad, chemin de fer (iron road).
Yes, popes have a storied history of being very perturbed by all things new and modern.
So, this should not come as a surprise.
But, it still made me smile.
As soon as I saw this in the U.K. “Daily Mail” (which I scan multiple times a day) I knew I would be remiss if I didn’t share it with you.
You have to hand it to us Brits. Not only did we invent the very meaningful ‘Standard British Handful’ (SBH) measurement for breasts, but we are also indefatigable when it comes to researching anything and everything related to the mammary glands.
Well this ‘Figure 8’ claims destroys one of my few worthwhile contributions to science and education!
Yes. Way back when I was 18 I came up with a memorable discovery that helped many get through the intricacies of college level physics. I claimed it was ‘Simple Harmonic Motion‘ as I describe in this post.
Well this research my vindicate my assertions. I will try and keep you posted.
Search on ‘nipple’, ‘topless’ and ‘breasts’.
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I received a pseudonymously wriiten e-mail the other day asking me whether I was aware of this.
“Here’s one for you: During all of 1937 and 1938, eight current and future popes were living (Pius XI to Francis)“.
I was not aware per se, in that I had not bothered to count.
BUT, I do know that I have a magical Excel Spreadsheet with data on ALL the popes for whom we have a birthdate. That is basically all the popes since 1400. See below. So, it is easy enough for me to check — provided we are talking post 1400. Prior to that all bets are off.
7 “would be popes” alive is NOT even CLOSE to being a record. Without even trying, just taking a semi-intelligent guess, I found 11 … PLUS the living pope.
Over the next few days I will try to build upon this.
There are times to be diplomatic and then there are times when one has to stand up against egregious crimes against humanity. In that Pope Francis failed miserably and demonstrated why he will always be an ineffective, pedestrian pope — and never reach the GREATNESS shown by the likes of John XXIII, Pius X, John Paul II or even Benedict XV (15, not 16).
The pope has — and had — absolutely nothing to lose. He only answers to God, and one hopes God would not have minded him talking out against genocide — BUT then again you would think God should be able to do something about it directly. C’est la vie.
The pope could have been more forceful and emphatic. What they are doing to the Rohingya is dead wrong. The pope lost some of his credibility and moral authority by delivering this flaccid speech — and he didn’t have much of either to begin with.
Ahh! To have again have a good pope. Maybe the next one after this rather pale imitation of a pope.
Yes, the Pope is genuine in his concern, BUT he has to clean up his own ‘residence’ — viz. The Vatican.
Yes, the Vatican, has been a den of iniquity going back many, many centuries. That there is a huge amount of online porn access from the Vatican is an open secret.
The Pope should go after his own STAFF accessing online porn before he starts to pontificate to the world. Yes, it is a big problem, BUT, he is Pope.
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I gave up and pulled the trigger way earlier than I had planned.
I had been trying to migrate all of the important content, for posterity, to this blog. But, tonight, I gave up. I just don’t have the time. So much to do and this was just another distraction.
Yes, I do realize that I just destroyed quite a bit of valuable, cannot be found anywhere else data! C’est la vie. I guess if we get desperate some bits of it might still be available on the Internet archive. But, as of now it is ALREADY gone.