Given that they have been doing nativity scenes for so long, they, i.e., the Vatican, does like to experiment & try out new themes.
This one is ‘interesting’. Yes, kind of a time warp so to speak. An astronaut, in a spacesuit, at the birth of Jesus.
But I can see how this one could irk him more than most.
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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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Check Category ‘religion’.
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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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.
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.
Image from yesterday’s post.
The timing could NOT have been any worse for the pope. Day after he was carousing with the faithful NOT WEARING a mask — & saying “COVID will be beaten by God’s love” — his pet cardinal, Tagle, tests positive. Ooops!
Kind of embarrassing. But, we all know God loves his little pranks.
Cardinal Tagle is NOT the first cardinal to catch COVID. He is at least the 3rd.
On March 30, 2020, Cardinal Angelo De Donatis, the Vicar of Rome, was hospitalized with COVID. A few days later Cardinal Philippe Ouédraogo, Archbishop of Ouagadougou, of Burkina Faso, came down with it. There might have been others. So Catholic cardinals, despite being the supposed Princes of the Church, are not immune or spared.
Pope Francis MIGHT want to rethink his line & belief on COVID.
You got to hand it to Francis. He got it RIGHT.
He had admitted to having a girlfriend when he was a teenager. I guess we NOW KNOW that he isn’t a virgin. Thank GOD for that.
This raises a number of questions though.
UNLIKE the pope, many Catholic priests CLAIM to be virgins. YES, they do. No jokes (especially about little boys). So, does this mean that these poor priests have missed out on DIVINE PLEASURE. How cruel on the part of God.
Does divine pleasure ONLY apply to married, hetrosexual sex? I hope to GOD it does NOT include little boys! I am not joking. And I won’t even mention sheep.
I assume that homosexual sex does NOT qualify — with or without boys.
The pope also goes onto say: “and guarantee the perpetuation of the species“.
That cracks me up — coming from a celibate.
So, God is OK with celibate clergy though that means that the clergy plays no role in perpetuation of the species. I don’t need to mention boys — THANK GOD.
As for pleasure of food. The pope is walking proof.
Let’s get this STRAIGHT & RIGHT. No beating around the bush.
WE HAVE NOT BEATEN COVID-19 YET BECAUSE GOD HASN’T GOTTEN AROUND TO DOING IT?
“Will be beaten by God’s Love“.
It is NOT beaten yet — so God’s fault?
So, I agree with the Pope.
What do YOU think?
I am surprised Trump hasn’t used this defense.