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Today, April 5, Is Pocahontas’ Wedding Anniversary From 403 Years Ago.

by Anura Guruge




This was when she got married to English John Rolfe (1585 – 1622). So Rolfe was 29 and already a widower.

Pocahontas, from what we know, was probably 18 at the time. It is believed that she may have been married before and possibly even had a daughter. Her first husband is thought to have been killed by the English in 1613.


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by Anura Guruge

John Lennon & Yoko Ono Got Married This Day, In Gibraltar, 49-Years Ago; March 20, 1969.

by Anura Guruge




The 49th wedding anniversary has no name or gift attached to it. I guess you are marking time till the BIG one.

I am still unsure as to what I feel about Yoko!

I feel bad for her sometime … BUT …

I was a big Beatles fan and from my vantage Yoko messed up everything.

Wow, John was only 28.

I have, even to this day, never understood the attraction of marrying a MUCH older woman.

But, each to their own.

We can’t change history.


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by Anura Guruge

Where Amelia Earhart (The ‘Missing Pilot’) Got Married — In Noank, Connecticut.

by Anura Guruge


Click pictures to ENLARGE.

Taken during our Wednesday, August 17, 2016
sunset cruise on the schooner ‘Argia‘,
off Mystic, Connecticut
with my rented Nikon D500.

Attribution WILL be enforced.


The white building, on the waterfront in Noank, in February 1931, was the house of Amelia’s new mother-in-law. Her husband was George Putnam a (divorced) book publisher and publicist who had helped her during the start of her aviation career.


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by Anura Guruge

Will Pope Francis Retire/Resign In December 2016 — And If So November 19 Consistory?

by Anura Guruge


From “National Catholic Register” (NCR) from 2 days ago. Click here for the original.
Click image to ENLARGE and read the snippet here.
Enter “pope marriage” into “Google News” for many, many more recent articles.

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Click to ENLARGE and read snippet here. Pope continues to REVEL in being confrontational, confounding, contradictory and just plain unpredictable.


Pope Francis will turn 80 on December 17, 2016.

Pope Francis has repeatedly stated, voluntarily, from the very start of his papacy on March 13, 2013, that his will be a short papacy and that he will have no qualms about retiring — though the notion of pope’s retiring only became a reality with the last pope, Benedict XVI

Age ’80’, since the 1970s, has become an artificial ‘high water mark’ in Catholicism since this is when cardinals lose their right to vote in conclaves — while the nominal retirement agent for Archbishops, Bishops and senior curial officers is 75.

While the pope does not have to retire EVER — IF he does want to retire then turning 80 would be a symbolic time (and one that would be much appreciated by cardinals who don’t really like losing their franchise upon reaching that age).

December 17 isn’t that far away. If he resigns on or around his birthday there will be CHAOS with Christmas but two weeks away! They would have to hold a conclave just ahead of Christmas. That would be inconvenient. Yes, he can announce his retirement on his birthday and say that (like Benedict XVI) he will step down after ‘x-weeks’. That would take us into mid-January, and a conclave towards the end of January 2017.

Francis in his 3 years and 3 months as pope has held 2 cardinal creating consistories and created a total of 39 cardinals. That is unremarkable, not too many or not too little. Right now there are 112 cardinal electors (120 the supposed (but untested) MAX). There is no quorum per se. 60 cardinals electors could, quite legitimately, elect a pope. There were 117 eligible cardinal electors for the 2015 conclave and 113 participated.

The annual November “Solemnity of Christ the King” is a favored time, ‘of late’, for cardinal creating consistories. This year it will fall on Sunday, November 20, 2016. So the consistory will be held on the Saturday, November 19th, with the celebratory Mass on the Sunday feast.

November 19th is a propitious day for a cardinal creating consistory. Italian Cardinal Ennio Antonelli will turn 80 the day before opening up one more cardinal elector slot. Barring deaths, with Antonelli’s aging out the electors will be down to 108 on November 19th. Another, Théodore-Adrien Sarr, will turn 80 on November 28th — 9 days later. So there will be 13 genuine cardinal elector slots. That is a nice number to fill.

So, some food for thought.


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by Anura Guruge

U.S. Episcopal Church Loses Voting Rights Over Gay Marriage.

by Anura Guruge


Click here to access the U.K. “Daily Mail” original.

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I have my hands full keeping tabs of the pope and the Catholic Church. So I pay scant, if any, attention to what happens in the U.S. Episcopal Church. But when I saw this, in the U.K. “Daily Mail”, which I read, religiously, online, every morning, before getting out of bed, I knew I should share it with you.


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by Anura Guruge

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

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>> 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.


Communion Or Sex — Is That Ever A Meaningful Choice?

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by Anura Guruge


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From the ‘U.K. Daily Mail’. Click here for original.

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Read the Comments against the “Daily Mail” article.


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My original post on this, 3 weeks ago. Click image to access.


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Remindss me of the story about the Rabbi and Catholic priest who got talking about what they were forbidden to do … and they both agreed that they had both cheated and tried out the ‘forbidden fruit’. And the Rabbi tells the priest …. see above.

This is beyond crazy.

Communion or sex? What are THEY thinking?

IF YOU as a Catholic actually really think that this is a choice you should call me. I can help. I sure can.

This is idiotic.

Yes, I can make all sorts of cutting remarks, such as whether it makes a difference as to the TYPE of sex! Remember Bill Clinton and his Biblical reference having to do with oral sex? Did you ever check out my Monica story?

No wonder so many Catholic priests turn to …. 

Enough said. I am disgusted.


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No Sex Please, We Are Re-Married Catholics — Per Pope’s New Annulment Decree.

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Backlash (as expected) from Catholic conservatives to
Pope Francis’ new marriage annulment decree.


From the ‘U.K. Daily Mail’. Click here for original.

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From “The Week”. Click to access original.


Click here for Pope Francis’ ‘Nullity of Marriage’,
i.e., marriage annulment,
documents — in English.

The two ‘motu proprio’ edicts are:
“Mitis Iudex Dominus Iesus”
(Latin Rites)
“Mitis et misericors Iesus” 
(Eastern Rites)


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Pope ‘Who Am I To Judge’ Francis Takes A Dig Against Gay Marriage.

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>> Francis nixes gay French ambassador.

* Visits by popes to the U.S.
* Prior Pope – U.S. President Meetings.

Pope Francis’ ‘complicit silence’ … 
Pope Francis co-writes song.

† Appointment of Juan Barros in Chile.
Francis does NOT shelter the homeless!
† Weak Francis chokes re. Keith O’Brien.
† Keith O’Brien benighted title Ss. Gioacchino …
† Keith O’Brien resignation as cardinal

Francis says the darnest things 
Francis airport -> Colombo
† Topless protests

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Click to ENLARGE and read here. Use link below to access original VIS coverage.

Click here to access the original
‘Vatican Information System’ (VIS) coverage.


This pope, Francis, IF you haven’t worked it out as yet is the absolute master of doublespeak. IF he was Indian as opposed to Argentinian we would say: ‘this pope speaks with forked tongue’.

What he says, which he knows will get FAVORABLE media coverage, is NOT what he believes in or, even more importantly, what he plans to change.

Despite his (in)FAMOUS “Who am I to judge” remark, this pope, per his upbringing, is not pro LGBT when it comes to Church teaching. He, just last week, refused to accept the nominated French ambassador to the Vatican because he was gay.

He has openly opposed gay marriage and adoption by gay couples.

So this is yet another HEADS UP to those that labor under the mistaken assumption that this pope, Francis, will change the Catholic Church’s attitude and teachings when it comes to LGBT.


Deanna Guruge: My Letter In ‘The Sun’ About Parent Participation In The Alton Central School (ACS) Strategic Planning Committee.

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Deanna Guruge


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MY LETTER.

Just because I am married to a man of letters does NOT mean that I can’t write my own letters and have my own opinions.

Check my Facebook where I have my own say
— and had words yesterday to say about folks that think that I am NOT capable of having my own opinions!
Yesterday’s post, as it said right at the top, was done at MY behest.

That might be the case with others, but NOT in our marriage.
My husband lets me have my own say and own opinions.


Click to ENLARGE. On Page 7 of Tuesday, November 12, 2013, 'The Daily Sun'.

Click to ENLARGE. On Page 7 of Tuesday, November 12, 2013, ‘The Daily Sun’.