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i was wrong and glad i was

pope francis i (photo credit: marcos brindicci/reuters)
argentine cardinal jorge mario bergoglio is the new pope. a seagull acted as the harbinger of good news. it sat on top of the chimney and flew away just before the white smoke emerged announcing his election. he chose the name francis, the first pope to be called by that name.

darn, i thought it would be cardinal tarcisio pietro evasio bertone. do i have to eat my shorts now? have mercy on me.

the election to the successor of pope benedict xvi didn’t last longer than i expected. i was thinking it would take at least around st. patrick’s day. what this means is that a front-runner among the cardinals had already been established even before the first vote was cast. it took just four more votes to get him elected.

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March 13, 2013 at 8:07 pm 1 comment

A Day of Penance

Archbishop Gaudencio Cardinal Rosales
Photo from Wikipilipinas

His Eminence, Gaudencio Cardinal Rosales of the Archdiocese of Manila has declared August 26 as a “Day of Penance.” At first, I thought it’s related to the recent controversy regarding members of the Catholic hierarchy who were caught accepting money from gambling proceeds courtesy of the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office even though the Church publicly condemns any form of gambling. Nut no, it’s intended to atone for “the sins committed against God’s majesty” when the Cultural Center of the Philippines allowed an art exhibit deemed offensive to Christendom. I haven’t seen it but the exhibit purportedly included an image of Jesus with a wooden penis glued on His face.

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August 25, 2011 at 1:00 am 4 comments

From The Book Thief

i have hated the words and i have loved them, and i hope i have made them right.

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