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List Of ALL The Catholic Cardinals That Have Resigned Their Cardinalate Since 1900.

by Anura Guruge



That is IT. I kid you NOT. Just 2 really. The other 2 still got, inexplicably, to keep their title ‘cardinal’. It really is CRAZY.

People just don’t believe this. Hence why I keep on trying to impress this hard fact on folks.

When the media talks about cardinals resigning they are INVARIABLY just referring to their ‘day job’ & NOT of their sacrosanct cardinalate.

Got it? You sure. I hope so.

German Cardinal Reinhard Marx Is ONLY Offering To Resign His Boring, Ol’ ‘Day Job’, NOT His Precious ‘Cardinalate’ — The Usual Clever Ruse.

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The Pope, the cardinals & the Catholic Church NEVER tire of playing this cruel little joke on the public. Much of the media does NOT understand the issue & lets them get away with it.

Cardinal Reinhard Marx HAS NOT offered to resign from being a cardinal. Heaven forbid. That would be mean something & he, like all cardinals, push comes to shove, is not that stupid. He is just offering to quit is boring, old ‘day job’ as an Archbishop. He will have to retire from that day job at some point any way. Plus, being an Archbishop is not that special.

There are around 1,137 Archbishops & 4,055 Bishops. There are only 222 Cardinals.

Get it.

What a farce.

Weak Pope Francis YET Again Has Trouble Accepting A FULL, COMPLETE Resignation From A Cardinal.

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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.


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Another Catholic Cardinal RENOUNCES His Cardinaliate — Not Just His ‘Day Job’.

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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.


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Pope Francis, Re. Cardinal Barbarin, PROVES He Is On The Side Of The Child Sex Abusers, And NOT The Victims.

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From the NYT. Google “Barbarin” for more.


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This beyond the bloody pale.

The aptly-named Barbarin is already convicted by a french court and wanted to resign — albeit just is not-that-important archbishopric rather than the musch prestigious cardinalate.

Barbarin, at this late stage, was at least trying to make a gesture.

But, NOT the bloody pope. Oh, NO. The pope doesn’t like that. He cares nothing about the poor victims.

What Trump is to White Nationalists,

Pope Francis is to Child Sex Abusers.

I am so disgusted with him. He promised so much BUT did a 180 on the CRITICAL child sex abuse issue.

Worst pope in 61-years.

Also not getting ‘Cardinal’ George Pell, languishing in an Australian prison cell, to relinquish his cardinalate. Pope remains silent.

Francis is a disgrace to Christianity.


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Pope Francis, In His Letter To Cardinal-Reprobate Wuerl, Confirms He Is A DEEPLY FLAWED Man.

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Pope Francis is STUPID, evil, headstrong & shameless.

He is, without doubt, the WORST pope in 50-years. While there is a lot of competition he will go down in history as one of the top 20 worst popes ever.

This letter to Wuerl was reprehensible. It is a resounding SLAP in the face to all the victims of Catholic clergy sex crimes. He glorifies a man who aided and abetted child sex molesters.

This pope does NOT care. He has become a megalomaniac. He is a disgrace.


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DO NOT BE FOOLED BY Cardinal-Reprobate Wuerl’s Resignation — It Is MEANINGLESS!

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The evil Pope Francis, the diabolical Vatican and shameless, reprobate Wuerl FOOLED YOU again!

No wonder Cardinal Shameless Dolan’s mother is ashamed to be Catholic. See below. << Here is a link. >>

Bloody Wurel HAD to bloody resign. He is 77-years old. Resignation age for Archbishops/Bishops — per Canon Law — is 75!

For Christ’s sake do NOT let them hoodwink YOU. Treat you as if you are stupid. The Catholic Church has done that for so long — like 2,000-years — that it is convinced that they can get away with anything and everything — including CRIMES AGAINST INNOCENT KIDS.

Screw the Church.

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U.K. “Daily Mail”, In A Bid To Get A Scoop, Gets The Rod Rosenstein Resignation Totally Wrong.

by Anura Guruge


This morning, 11:30am.


This evening.


This was funny and rather SAD. Played right into the ‘Fake News‘ narrative.

To be fair, the U.K. “Daily News” quite often steals the march over the rest when it comes to breaking U.S. news.

Not today. Got it totally wrong.

I was watching it live on TV when I pulled up the ‘Daily Mail’ on my pad. The TV is telling me that there is confusion and the ‘Daily Mail’ is emphatic. HUGE type too.

Hurts their credibility — and yes, I know that there are millions that will claim that the ‘Daily Mail’ has never had any to begin with. That is a tad unfair. I started reading the ‘Daily Mail’, while living in the UK, daily, home-delivered, over 40-years ago. So, we have a long history. But, I am UPSET with this. They should not have rushed.

C’est la vie.


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U.S. Theodore McCarrick — First Cardinal To Truly Resign In 90-Years!

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From “NPR”. Click image to access “NPR” original. Google “McCarrick” for more.


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This is HUGE!

First real resignation of a Catholic Cardinal in 90-years.

The FIRST Cardinal to resign in the now 20-year(+) Sex Abuse scandal.

A major turning point for the Catholic Church.  A coming of age so to speak. The Church and a pope finally taking some meaningful action against pedophile priests.


For a cardinal to resign (from the ‘College of Cardinals’) a pope must accept the resignation.

Popes are reluctant to do so because it makes Cardinals appear human! Popes want to convey the image that Cardinals, like Popes, are beyond reproach and cannot be judged on Earth. Well, this has, AT LAST (at last) broken the pattern. For that we need to thank Pope Francis. For once he has played the ‘White Man’ after he looked a fool in the way he handled O’Brien.

Pope John Paul II, Benedict XVI & Francis allowed two prior scumbags Bernard (bloody) Law (the Outlaw) and Keith “I Lied” O’Brien to remain as cardinals despite their blatant abuse — O’Brien, like McCarrick accused of having his own way with young men. Disgusting.

This is good. A real turning point.

McCarrick will never stand trial. He is 89 and they will let him die … That is their way.

But, this is a good day. Rejoice.


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I Pull The Plug On My Once High-Flying “Popes and Papacy” Website/Blog.

by Anura Guruge



Click to ENLARGE and marvel. These the stats for February 10, 2013 to March 30, 2013 — viz. Pope Benedict XVI’s resignation and Pope Francis’ election. 168,000 hits during those 6-weeks. 14,702 hits on the day of the resignation. Those were the glory days.


I gave up and pulled the trigger way earlier than I had planned.

I had been trying to migrate all of the important content, for posterity, to this blog. But, tonight, I gave up. I just don’t have the time. So much to do and this was just another distraction.

Yes, I do realize that I just destroyed quite a bit of valuable, cannot be found anywhere else data! C’est la vie. I guess if we get desperate some bits of it might still be available on the Internet archive. But, as of now it is ALREADY gone.


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