The portly, very partial to a drink, Dolan.
by Anura Guruge
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If any of these prelates are obese because of genuine medical reasons, I apologize up front. That is a shame. Let me know and not only will I exonerate them, BUT I will make sure the world appreciates that they can’t help it.
In marked contrast to today’s crop of heavyweights, who all look unhealthy, John XXIII always looked Saintly.
Yes, of course, I also know that Bl. Pope John XXIII (#262) was far from slim, but given all the work I have done on this pope, I have come to two realizations:
1/ Pope John XXIII, though he bemoaned that he was not photogenic, always looked Saintly. That is hard to deny.
2/ The more I have studied him and his family, I am convinced that he had an undiagnosed ‘stomach’ issues much of his life. By the time he was 45 he definitely had major ‘stomach’ issues in addition to painful bouts of kidney stones. It was stomach cancer that got him in the end. I think he had issues well ahead of that. Remember we are talking 70 years ago. Very different technology and knowledge — even about diet. Did you know that he had ALL of his teeth extracted in 1926 — when he was 45! Can you see that happening today. So lets leave the ‘Good Pope’ out of this.
I am with Mittens Romney on this. I find it hard to take fat people too seriously. I put a lot of stock into temperance. If you don’t have self-discipline your credibility is shot — in my eyes. Lets be fair to Mittens. 47% of the 47% are FAT! That alone tells its own story.
Click to access original or Google “Romney fat” for more …
It was seeing this local, New Hampshire news story that got me going — especially since I had questioned, just yesterday, about another unholy looking guy from Florida/Texas that has the title “A Prelate of Honor to His Holiness”.
Click to access post at my ‘Popes and Papacy’.
Click to access ‘Union Leader’ original. Newly created cardinal. When did he last see a treadmill?
I have actually interacted with Lacroix. He quoted ME in his blog a few years ago. When I mentioned that to him, via letter, he claimed he couldn’t remember. A Sri Lankan Catholic in Montreal gave him my “The Next Pope 2011” book two years ago. Not sure whether he looked at it.
I have nothing against him. I have heard good things about him. My only issue is the tone and example he sets. Does he have to sport such a spectacular quadrule chin?
Some of the other prelates that make me think ‘what happened to the virtue of temperance’?
They all look like ‘Laughing Buddhas‘ BUT there is one thing I can tell you with certainty. The Buddha could have been many things, BUT one thing I am 99% sure that he was NOT. He couldn’t have been fat. Moderation was his big thing. He fasted even more than I ever had — and I have done a lot of fasting. He forbid, though I am not sure how well it is followed, that Buddhist monks should NOT eat any solid food after noon!
The Seven Deadly Sins,
gluttony, greed & sloth are three of them.