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Where Did The British Surname ‘Pope’ Come From — As In New Test Cricketer, Ollie Pope.

by Anura Guruge




Yes, of course, I have heard the NAME ‘Pope’ before BUT it was the new, 20-year old English cricketer, Ollie Pope, who made his Test debut against India yesterday that got me thinking.

Yes, there were popes that were married, and yes, there were popes that fathered children. But, I doubted whether any of those would have carried a surname ‘Pope’.

Plus, ‘Popes’ in very Anglican Britain.

So, I had to go looking. Appears it was a ‘not too nice’ nickname that stuck! Yikes. Indicated a pompous person that acted like a pope.

Yes, a possibility, that it might relate to those with a church, in particular bishopric, connection. But, the consensus is that it was most likely a nickname to start with. How a nickname eventually becomes a family name is a whole another conundrum.


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by Anura Guruge

Why Would Trump Tweet About DACA On Easter — A Very Holy Day For Mexicans.

by Anura Guruge



Easter!

Come on! It is a HOLIDAY — a very holy day for some.

Why bring this up when folks are celebrating a HOLIDAY.

And he then goes to church — after those two tweets — and people applaud. What a country.

This was very unbecoming even by his standards.

You have to show some respect and feelings.

I was utterly disgusted. This was Easter.

Oh, dear. What have we sunk too.


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by Anura Guruge

Has Donald Trump Been To Church In D.C. Other Than On “National Prayer Day”?

by Anura Guruge


Click to access “UPI.com” original. Google “Trump attending church in DC” for more stories.


This, by “Huff Post” was in January 2012. Click image to access original article with PICTURE GALLERY.



Today was a Sunday, and for once, Trump was in D.C. — and was NOT playing golf.

Then it occurred to me. Other than on the much publicized “National Prayer Day“, I have not heard of Trump attending church in D.C. — and given that I am a news junkie I tend to hear/see this stuff.

Obama and other presidents made a point of going to church in D.C. on a fairly regular basis.

Strange this.

Trump is supposed to be our Evangelical President — albeit with his propensity for groping females.

So, what gives?

How can HE get away with this. This impunity ….


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by Anura Guruge

Did You See This AR-15 Lunacy From A Pennsylvania Church, Run By Another ‘Moon’ — Creepy!

by Anura Guruge


From the U.K. “Daily Mail“.

Click here to access article with LOTS more disturbing pictures.

Click image to ENLARGE and read here.


This is frigging disturbing and creepy. What is wrong with these people.

This comes across as another Moonie cult. Some of these people. Talk about penile envy.

I just don’t know. I despair.

This on the same day that “Dick’s Sporting Goods” showed that you always have the option of doing the right thing.

Just wanted to make sure that YOU saw this in case, unlike I, you do NOT read the U.K. “Daily Mail” (online) a FEW times a day.


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by Anura Guruge

‘Jesus Had 2 Dads’ Sign By Buffalo, NY Catholic Priest — Fr. Roy Herberger (73).

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>> Pope Francis album.
>> Pope Francis Single.

>> Pope Day.
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Click here for the U.K. ‘Daily Mail‘ original,
with a lot of pictures and a video.

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When I saw the picture and read the Daily Mail headline that said “Catholic priest” I had no doubt that this was meant to be an anti-Francis endorsement of gay-marriage. Even if it referred to kids of DIVORCED families that would still be somewhat against Church teachings. Obviously the 73-year old priest was making a statement and looking for a reaction. Well he got one.

That Catholic priests troll the Web looking for ‘funny church signs’ is rather disturbing IF not sad.

Jesus having two dads has always bothered me. That he is from the line of ‘David’, through his mother’s husband Joseph, always confused me. Jesus is NOT of Joseph’s bloodline UNLESS we take the macro view that we are all descended from Adam & Eve — or that IF your Dad is indeed God then you are related to everybody (Christian or otherwise).


Pope Francis Blames Synod Bishops To Cover Up His Own Conservative Views On Gays.

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Some Related Posts:
>> Francis dig against gay marriage.
>> Francis nixes gay French ambassador.

Francis says the darnest things 

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Just one example of the coverage of Pope Francis blaming the Synod bishops for exclusion. This from the the ‘Washington Post’. Click to access original. Google for more.


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Just one example of the coverage of Pope Francis’s infamous meeting with gay-marriage license withholding Kim Davis. This also from the the ‘Washington Post’. Click to access original. Google for more, many more.


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From my August 2015 “Pope Francis U.S. Visit” book — giving just some specific examples of Francis’ known opposition to same-sex ‘relationships’. Click to ENLARGE and read here. Use link below to access book.

Click here to access my “Pope Francis’ U.S. Visit — 2015: A Guide For The Curious” book, $0.99 ebook.

Pope Francis is not being genuine when he is BLAMING the synod bishops for their opposition to ‘opening the doors’ for gays.

Despite his confounding ‘why am I to judge’ remark, Pope Francis, a conservative at heart, has a well documented 100% track-record of opposing anything to do with LGBT inclusion. He even refused to allow the French to send a gay Ambassador to the Vatican.

IF the Synod bishops had opened the doors to gays the pope would have NIXED IT!

He is being very disingenuous even by his standards!

The pope does NOT need synodical approval to do whatever he wants. He issued his edicts on the new Catholic marriage annulment standards without any consultations with a synod, cardinals or bishops. That is the beauty of being a pope as opposed to a President or Prime Minister. Absolute, unfettered, dictatorial, autocratic powers. Plus he can’t be voted out of office, impeached or does he have term-limits.

Pope Francis can just thumb his nose at this synod on families.

But he will NOT. Despite his posturing this is what he too wanted.

He can prove me wrong. He can go against the bishops. Other popes have.


Paddy Kelly Singing At East Hawkesbury Church, Ashley MacLeod on Fiddle — The YouTube Video.

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Paddy & Ashley, as many of you know, are also part of “The Brigadoons” — one of our all time favorite groups.

There are 4 videos of this “East Hawkesbury Church” performance on YouTube. This is video 2 and I am featuring it because it has Paddy singing, solo, and that is ALWAYS a treat. He has such a deep, resonant and undiscordant voice. I can listen to Paddy for hours (and sometimes do). Enjoy. This is a treat.

P.S., Paddy also sings on the 3rd video.

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Click to access YouTube video.


Did you see the OTHER pictures from THIS set
— earlier today?

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Pope Francis’ Plans To Change The Date For Easter Could Have Many Christians Up In Arms.

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Some Related Posts (click to access):
* Pope Francis mum on Charleston shooting.
* Pope Francis Climate encyclical.
* Pope nixes German popemobiles.
* Pope’s new sex abuse tribunal.
* Coming U.S. via Cuba.
* Peace with nuns, riles Cubans.
>> Francis has dig at gay marriage.
>> Francis nixes gay French ambassador.
Francis says the darnest things 

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Click to access the “Catholic News Agency” original.


This is HUGE.

This is even bigger than if he issued an edict accepting gay marriage (something he will never do).

It is on a par with if he permitted female Catholic priests. The only thing that could be BIGGER is if he totally abolished all restrictions, sans caveat, on birth control and abortion.

Yes, it is THAT BIG!

The date when Easter Sunday will be celebrated is something that tore the Church apart — Orthodox Christians celebrate Easter her a different ‘formula’ based on a different calendar. Agreeing on a common date for Easter as been a hitherto irreconcilable difference for over 700 years. Yes, 700 years. We are talking a big deal here.

Yes, agreeing on a common date for Easter would go a long way towards healing the schism between West and East Christianity — Western and the Orthodox.

Trying to work out the date for Easter goes back to the 2nd century. This is big potatoes. The calendar that we now use, the Gregorian Calendar, named after Pope Gregory XIII (#227) [1572 – 1585], came to be because the Church did not like Easter coming around when there was still snow on the ground in Europe. Easter was meant to fall in Spring.

Agreeing on a date for Easter across all Christian geographies in the 2nd century was a pivotal factor that led to the establishment of the Papacy! Prior to that all Bishops had equal standing including the Bishop of Rome (now the Pope). But in the 2nd century, given Rome’s historic standing as the epicenter of the Roman empire other Bishops, including those from the East, approached him to arbitrate the Easter date issue. Bishops of Rome grasped on that to say that this gave them primacy. Easter was discussed and mandated upon at the very first Ecumenical Council, that of Nicaea in 325. We even had a major controversy with a lovely sounding name Quartodecimanism (Latin for the 14th day).

So IF the pope can get ALL Christians, East & West, to standardize on a common date for Easter Sunday it would be HUGE.

It will make this pope a legend in history. He will surpass John XXIII (#262), John Paul II (#265), Pius X (#258).

This is HUGE.

But it will all depend on what the reconciliation is.

IF the Orthodox agree to adopt the Western date without any caveats it would be HUGE.

There will be dancing on the streets.

There will be calls to Saint the Pope even as he is alive.

But if any concessions are given to the Orthodox all hell will break lose.

Protestants will take umbrage to the Pope messing with THEIR Easter.

Even Catholics would balk.

So heads up. This makes the Pope’s climate control encyclical look trivial.


Pope Francis Mum About Charleston, South Carolina, Shooting — But Still Strident About Climate Control.

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* Pope Francis Climate encyclical.
* Pope nixes German popemobiles.
* Pope’s new sex abuse tribunal.
* Pope & the destitute priests?
* Coming U.S. via Cuba.
* Peace with nuns, riles Cubans.
>> Francis has dig at gay marriage.
>> Francis nixes gay French ambassador.
Francis says the darnest things 

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From “Catholic News Agency” (CNA). Click to access original. Mention of S.C. Catholics — BUT nothing about Pope.


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From “Vatican Information Service” (VIS) for Friday, June 19, 2015. Day after the shooting (made the news). Nothing from pope though he actually delivered a message to U.S. Bishops visiting the Vatican. Click to ENLARGE and read here. VIS can be found here: http://visnews-en.blogspot.com/


Pretty AMAZING. A CHURCH shooting and Pope Francis stays MUM — even when addressing a group of visiting U.S. Bishops.

And he claims to be Christ’s Vicar on Earth — meaning Christ’s representative on Earth.

Do you think Christ would be silent? A church shooting.

And Pope Francis doesn’t even have the decency to try and stay out of the news. He is busy pontificating about Climate Control.

This is bad.

Oh ….

Why is he acting like a petulant kid. Wrong church. Well not the fact that it is black, more that it isn’t Catholic.

Amazing isn’t it?


These Destitute Catholic Priests, If Real, Have To Be An Huge Indictment On Goody Two-Shoes Pope Francis.

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by Anura Guruge


Some Related Posts (click to access):
* Coming U.S. via Cuba.
* Peace with nuns, riles Cubans.
* Visits by popes to the U.S.
* Prior Pope – U.S. President Meetings.

>> Francis mum on Irish gay vote.
>> Francis has dig at gay marriage.

>> Francis nixes gay French ambassador.

Pope Francis co-writes song.
† Weak Francis chokes re. Keith O’Brien.

Francis says the darnest things 

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I got this begging e-mail this morning. I get such e-mails from Opus Bono Sacerdotii on a fairly regular basis. I used to get very fancy, expensive looking mailers — yes, of course, asking for money — in the mail, but they have stopped given I never responded to them. Have a read. Two of the Catholic priests in dire straights are supposedly such because of medical conditions — and nothing else (such as molesting kids). So the Catholic, the Catholic Church and the Pope just abandons them when they have back surgery or arthritis. I though Catholic priests in every sense were meant to be MARRIED to the Church. So what happened to ‘in sickness and in health’?

Is this REAL?

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Click to ENLARGE and read here. Click image below to access their Website.

So what is YOUR take? I do NOT get it. I did NOT think the Catholic Church just abandoned priest.

OK. I do know that this group does help Catholic priests implicated in sex abuse and other sex crimes. Two things on that. Of late, on the issue of forgiving Catholic women who have abortions scores of Catholics have been shouting at me that forgiveness is at the CORE of their belief. So why doesn’t the Pope, the Catholics and the Church just forgive these ‘accused’ and take care of them? They were or still are Catholic priests? In this e-mail they are ALL Fathers, albeit with very generic names. So they must be priests. That is my second point. If they are being called ‘Father’ they should be a priest. If they are a bona fide priest it is incumbent on the Pope to take care of them. That is my take. IF they are not priest they should masquerade as priests.


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Click to access their Website.


This is the LinkedIn profile of the President of Opus Bono Sacerdotii, Joe Meher. He is NOT a priest. He has a degree in marketing and his past background is in media companies.

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Click to ENLARGE and read here. From LinkedIn. Go to LinkedIn and type his name “Joe Maher”.