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(Catholic) Cardinal Elector Demographics Snapshot — March 14, 2021.

by Anura Guruge


Click image to access post at my nascent ‘Next Pope’ Website/blog.


There is no point duplicating the post. Plus, I want to introduce YOU to my as yet nascent ‘Next Pope’ Website. I still have about a week’s work before I am happy with it. But, check it out.

I have BOTH ‘nextpope.site‘ & ‘nextpope.org‘ pointing at it. I also own ‘nextpope.blog‘ but that is NOT linked to anything yet.

OK. Check it out. Thanks.


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(Catholic) Cardinal Elector Demographics Snapshot — February 27, 2021.

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Today, Sudanese Cardinal Gabriel Zubeir Wako turned 80 & as such ceased to be an elector.

We are now down to 127-electors. Still 7 too many!

9-days from now, on March 8, 2021, Cardinal Napier will also turn 80. That will bring the number down to 126 — barring any deaths.

Then there is a hiatus till June before the next elector ages out.

I will keep you posted.


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(Catholic) Cardinal Elector Demographics Snapshot — February 22, 2021.

by Anura Guruge


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I am getting serious about working on the ‘Next Pope‘ — i.e., Pope Francis’ successor.

The way I work I need a good Excel spreadsheet of the Cardinal Electors so I can slice-&-dice various criteria. I used to have a ‘magical’ spreadsheet of the whole College, chock-a-block with data. But, I let it lapse.

It was too much work to get it up-to-date. It was easier just to create a smaller, simpler spreadsheet, this time just restricted to the Cardinal Electors. I did that over the last few days. You can see a fragment of it above. Now that I have it I can give you INSTANTANEOUS demographics. It is all automated.

We will have an elector, Cardinal Wako, aging out this Saturday. We will then be down to 127 electors — still 7 ABOVE the 120 permitted at a conclave. Cardinal Napier will age out 2-weeks later. But, we, barring deaths, will not be down to 120 till April next year. SMILE.


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Was It Providential That President Joe Biden, A Devout Catholic, Will Have A Black Cardinal In D.C.

by Anura Guruge


YouTube Video.
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.


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IF Rudy Giuliani & Chris Christie Are Trump’s Icons Of Catholic MORALITY I Am A LIVING (Bloody) Saint!

by Anura Guruge


Click to ENLARGE. Watch YouTube video below. Towards the end, try 49-minute.


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!

Ah?

Giuliani & Morals. That is like saying Trump pays taxes or that I am WHITE.

Jesus Wept.

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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Pope Francis Expresses Concern About The Strides Being Made In Artificial Intelligence!

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Click to access the ‘NBC News’ original.


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.


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Did Pope Francis Just Give YOU The License To Sin At Will — Just Confess Afterwards!

by Anura Guruge


Click image to access original at the U.K. “Catholic Herald”.


I am NOT a Catholic, plus I have absolved myself from ‘sin‘ for the last 16-years. So, this does NOT apply to I.

I was, as ever, thinking of YOU.

You might want to check this out. From what I can garner the pope says ‘go ahead and sin; it is going to be “A-OK” as long as you confess and ask forgiveness‘. WOW. What a deal. How can you go wrong?

If I was still sinning I would consider becoming Catholic just for this. Sin and be absolved. How can you go wrong?

What a religion? What a pope? What a God?


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Pope Francis Says ‘God Speaks Through Children’ BUT Still Does Nothing About Clerical Child Abuse!

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Not for the first time Pope Francis has said ‘God speaks through children’ and received applause from an ever docile audience.

But, what about all the children that have spoken, LOUD, CLEAR & GRAPHICALLY, about all the HORRORS of the abuse they have endured at the hands of Catholic clergy.

Nothing.

Pope continues to do very little. Basically nothing.

Yesterday, was a good case in point.

‘Cardinal’ George Pell’s lost his appeal for being a convicted pedophile. He, a cardinal elector, has now been in prison for 6-months and faces at least another 3+ years. Pope does nothing. Pope claims that HE THINKS he is innocent. Children have spoken. But, he ignores them.

Pope Francis talks out of all side of his mouth.


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It Will Be DECADES Before Pope Francis’ Updated “Lord’s Prayer” Makes It Into English.

by Anura Guruge


Click image to access the U.K. ‘The Sun’ original.


The U.K. Catholic Church is NOT defying the pope or Rome. They would never do that. To much to lose, especially in ‘Church of England‘ U.K.

They are just exploiting a VALID technicality.

The official prayers for all languages are contained in a Vatican-approved, language-specific missal.

The NEW Lord’s Prayer, as yet, will ONLY appear in the Italian missal. That, obviously, is not what is used in the U.K.

It takes years, if not decades, for the vernacular versions to be translated (from the Latin) and approved by the Vatican. Hence, why there will be a long, long delay before English speaking Catholics will have to re-learn the Lord’s Prayer.

But, rest assured, the pope has the right & authority to change the Lord’s Prayer.


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Pope Francis Gives INTO Temptation And Changes The “Lord’s Prayer”!

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Click for U.K. “Express” original.



I wrote about this in December 2018.


 

Click to ENLARGE and read. From: ucatholic.com.


HUGE change, but it will not be instantaneous.

It will first appear in the Italian Missal — which has yet to be published.

It will then take years before it percolates into the other Missals — especially English.

What is bothering many is that the Pope’s change will ONLY apply to the Catholic version. So, we will now have two versions of the Lord’s Prayer; the Catholic version and the non-Catholic version.

What fun.

However, as I said in my December 2018 post, I do AGREE with the pope (for a rare change).


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by Anura Guruge