Monday, February 11, 2013

A Photo Of Interest

Lightening striking St Peter's the evening of Pope Benedict's resignation.  Reality mirrors Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel.  God must approve Benedict's decision. 
(pic ANSA) http://pic.twitter.com/09KGgZNl

14 comments:

  1. LOL!! I saw this on the news !!! It is definitely time for Pbxvi to go!!! Just hope the next guy ain't worse!!!

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  2. I got a laugh upon seeing this pic flooding the internet. As sophisticated as the culture thinks that it is, we still enjoy believing that the weather is a sign from heaven.

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  3. Let's all be hopeful! I'm pulling for Cardinal Schornbon though he doesn't 'stand a chance.' :) The most gay friendly of the lot. I like to think the lightning mirrors the grace of the Holy Spirit inspiring Benedict to step down. And I think Colleen is right, this decision may well be the very 'reason' he was (providentially?) elected in the first place. Its really momentous in its implications, no matter how many doddering fools he has appointed as bishops. I'm heading for Rome for the festivities, so am in a state of prayer and sacrifice at the moment that the Spirit will blow through the encrusted cobwebs and rigid ideological mindsets of the tottering purpled males at the center of this very queeny drama about to unfold. Using the term as my students love to do, the whole Conclave is just so GAY.

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  4. I am too, either Cardinal Shoenborn, or Cardinal Tagle, or Cardinal Onaiyaken from Nigeria.

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  5. It's a sign! Isn't there some verse in the NT about unless you become little children you shall not enter the Kingdom?

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  6. It is pretty funny.

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  7. Let me tempt fate. Cardinal Timothy Dolan is actually being mentioned on some site's top ten lists. What???

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  8. Jesus was struck by lightning too; well, not THE Jesus:

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/3209223.stm

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  9. Pray your apartment isn't struck by lightening.



    I see no way Cardinal Dolan can be elected pope. He's barely bi lingual and the cardinals from the South would never tolerate an American cowboy pope.

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  10. You know what. Seems to me the crucifixion of Jesus was akin to a lightening strike. If you ponder that from a theological point of view, I think it offers quite interesting insight - even into the Resurrection. As well as into the failure of Rome to follow Jesus.

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  11. Mr. TheraP, an expert on lapsed catholism, insists that there is no way an American would be elevated to such an international role. He cites the fact that the UN never selects an American as its leader. His argument has a lot of weight.


    Dolan strikes me as a successful sociopath. Glib. Loves being the center of attention. His smile says: Look at me. It doesn't say: I love you. If they select Dolan, the lightening means: Shake the dust off your feet. The Vatican is dead!

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  12. From the Economist "God's Bankers":

    http://www.economist.com/node/21558249


    Up your alley, Colleen!

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  13. I suspect that the press in every country is looking at the cardinals in their country to name a possible contender. It says more about journalism [the requirement to 'make the story personal' to the viewer/reader] than it does about the actual chances that person gets the nod.

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  14. Some article TheraP. thanks for sharing this

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