Monday, May 7, 2012

Poor Clares Monastery Philadelphia








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Sunday, May 6, 2012

N Front Street at Olive - Philly - 1951




Freight train track running up the middle of North Front Street underneath the Frankford Elevated Line before the "El" in this section was moved to accommodate the great spoiler of urban beauty aka I-95 (Interstate 95).


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Dr. Matthew C. Harrison, LCMS, begging for crumbs at the Catholic/Mormon table - 2012



Dr. Matthew C. Harrison, President of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod (LCMS)’s bragging rights and admission to the discriminatory, and some, myself, might call the Hate Table of present evangelical American Christianity merged in secret PACs of the RCs with the Mormon Pagan Cult and the fanatical far right politicos is some strange ride for first termer President Harrison up for re-election in 2013.

Of course the LCMS is highly thought of in the RC hierarchy circles for its strict conservative view of Scriptures.  Harrison’s tenure has seen immediate downsizing and outsourcing of the corporate headquarters in St. Louis to displace hundreds of employees.  One wonders how the State of India or the People’s Republic of China will serve in practical function of the outsourcing of Sacraments to save a buck under “Tea Party Matt”.

The saving view of a dying institution like the RC church in Europe and North America is to downsize on people and expenses in the hope that the middle ages will return in the global world view in the future.  The LCMS has taken this survivalist; take no prisoners approach in defending the Bible as literal and jumping into bed, figuratively of course, with the USCCB United States Conference of Catholic Bishops on all political matters with Matt Harrison at the helm of the leaky LCMS rudderless boat.

The landmark Hosanna Tabor case handed down by a unanimous Catholic dominated U.S. Supreme Court stands by “ministerial exception” or “ministerial” Privilege alongside outmoded concepts like Chattel voting rights and people as property in the original U.S. Constitution.  Bravo Matt, enjoy the fruits of your labor at the Catholic feast table against human rights in favor of religious liberty to discriminate against all non-Catholic/Missouri Synod members and non-members within your religious bubble world.  And let's not forget the religious freedom to the feeding frenzy on all your elderly members, their assets and bequests.

The LCMS is at odds with it falling memberships against the larger more progressive ELCA, Evangelical Lutheran Church of America, with its more open interpretation of Scripture but sticking to basics.  Even with that, female ordination or monogamous gay ordination are within the boundaries of the ELCA message of Jesus that has its roots going back to tolerant Quaker Philadelphia in mid-eighteenth century America.

LCMS, enjoy the temporary merger in the 2012 election year with the Papes and the Joseph Smith-ers. And don’t yell rape in 2013 when the crumbs the Catholics and the Mormons sweep your way today are not enough to sustain your dying religious base into the future.

Have a nice day. 

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Saturday, May 5, 2012

Dr. Matthew Harrison LCMS’ Penis is so Small…



…he has to sit next to Bishop Lori on Capitol Hill to feel like a really big guy.
Gosh Matt, you don’t have to sit next to a RC Princess to get a hard on, just keep preaching your anti-female hate in your Lutheran Church Missouri Synod Churches on Sundays.
Governor Jan Brewer is President of the Matt Harrison Fan Club and falls on every hate filled word that falls from your lips. 
“Oh Matt, you are so BIG to me…”  “Love, Jan”

All male expert Capitol Hill panel on female issues
Gov. Jan Brewer signed into law late Friday a bill that bans the state or any local government from using public money to contract with an organization that includes abortions in its services.
The governor’s signature on House Bill 2800 comes on the heels of her approval last month of a bill that bans abortions after 20 weeks.
Brewer signed the measure while speaking at a reception for the Susan B. Anthony List, a group devoted to helping elect anti-abortion officials to public office.
“This is a common-sense law that tightens existing state regulations and closes loopholes in order to ensure that taxpayer dollars are not used to fund abortions, whether directly or indirectly,” Brewer said in a statement. “By signing this measure into law, I stand with the majority of Americans who oppose the use of taxpayer funds for abortion.”

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Gov. Jan Brewer’s Vagina is so dry…



…it makes southern Arizona look like a rain forest.
Nothing personal Jan. Just adding a punch line to all the blogs and tweets I see on the Internet that want to metaphorically put their fist up your cunt the same way you Republicans want to put your hands down my pants and up women’s vaginas all across America and claim it has to do with protecting privacy, freedom etc.
What sort of hate letters are you listening to in church on Sundays these days from your religious leader Dr. Matthew Harrison of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod which lists you as an active member on Wikipedia.
Dr. Matthew Harrison’s anti-female anti-contraception testimony on Capitol Hill recently obviously gave you a hard on in your Arizona campaign against all non-white, non-male humanity?
It is just that your hate campaign against brown people and females kinda sucks! You Suck Jan and Matt too!


Gov. Jan Brewer signed into law late Friday a bill that bans the state or any local government from using public money to contract with an organization that includes abortions in its services.
The governor’s signature on House Bill 2800 comes on the heels of her approval last month of a bill that bans abortions after 20 weeks.
Brewer signed the measure while speaking at a reception for the Susan B. Anthony List, a group devoted to helping elect anti-abortion officials to public office.
“This is a common-sense law that tightens existing state regulations and closes loopholes in order to ensure that taxpayer dollars are not used to fund abortions, whether directly or indirectly,” Brewer said in a statement. “By signing this measure into law, I stand with the majority of Americans who oppose the use of taxpayer funds for abortion.”


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Thursday, May 3, 2012

GOP Vice President Slot to be Vetted by Opus Dei ?

Benedict's Consigliere (Opus Dei)

Considering how fast the far right closeted homophobes got rid of a competent right wing soldier, open gay guy Richard Grenell, off of Romney’s staff, one has to wonder who really is running the Bishop’s GOP Presidential bid/campaign, which faction, which church, which group agenda???

Beth Meyers, Bishop Romney’s nominal vetter for the GOP Vice Presidential position is out there officially. 

One has to wonder if a token female or temporary “honorary white Mormon male” on the Bishop’s staff is going to make any real decisions regarding the VP slot. Rhetorical question. Whose approval does she have to seek into order to give Mitt the "final list" of VP fodder?

There is an article in the press about the pope setting the Opus Dei dogs loose to sniff out and find leaks in the Vatican, especially the ones exposing financial corruption with crony contracts on the Vatican’s dime. They certainly are not sniffing out the sex crimes end of the Vatican business etc. Everybody seems to have a dirty little secret to hide in the Vatican on that playing field.


So the whistleblower so to speak Archbishop Carlo Vigano gets demoted to Papal Nunzio to the United States. What does that say to you?  Who is the Pope’s real man in Washington D.C. with Vigano at the head of the Nuncio’s Palace in Washington?  One has to wonder in an election year, who is in charge? Who will get the carbon copy of Bishop Romney’s list of Catholic Vice Presidential candidates from Beth Meyers?  

Can Bishop Rmoney just appoint any VP or does he need final approval from Opus Dei, sacred arm of the pope?

One has to wonder how all this Mormon Catholic USCCB protocol has to be worked out in the politics of this years election? One even has to wonder if there is a secret Vatican Concordat back in 2010 between the Vatican and the Mormon Church’s State of Deseret, once recognized by Pius IX because of its pro-slavery policy during the American Civil War etc. 


Just comes to mind who Bishop Romney could appoint as VP running mate, they are Chris “loud mouth” Christie, Marco “soft spoken” Rubio, Bobby “Hindu” Jindal, Rick "I'm not a homo" Santorum and pops over the hill, Newt “I’m Brilliant” Gingrich.

Am I leaving out any other catholics on the Romney VP ticket list?


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Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Christian Nation - Stephen Colbert



In other words - Put up or shut up!


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Kiosk Government USA – Carne Ross



I ran into this independent thinker and doer on Colbert tonight called Carne Ross, a transplanted Brit that got caught up in America’s energy flow.

Without going into too many details and the little bit of research I have done some reading. His ideas, based on Occupy among others, flows of thought energy that favors leaderless democracy. And surely with the internet participation in town halls and decision making on a micro local level is possible right now.

It is like it has taken democracy something like two hundred years to come to the impasse and the realization that central control, central king like decision making is not needed in perhaps 80% of the things and needs of everyday people.

They want to do away with the post office when the P.O. is the ideal place to become the focal point of local and federal government, not as a stand in line, hand me something center, but a place where paper tax forms could still be had both for state and national government. 

The Post Office from the very beginning was designed to be the glue of our republic and keeping the paths of communication open in a vast land mass. 

That the Post Office like in some European governments could be the center of micro-banking to offset the behemoth monster banks and brokerage houses that feed on the blood of the masses these days.

And the P.O. could serve as an information center of computerized government for other needs.

This flows along with my idea that we must return to local control of creating and servicing mortgages on Main Street and ignore the capitalist vampire mantra that all good comes from mega capital.

There are creative people and ideas left in this dying old world.  

A new world of ideas and accomplishments are yet to be discovered.


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Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Spring Bloom, by David Schwindt




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May is Zombie Appreciation Month – 2012



It makes a lot of sense.  The young do not buy into the Christian myth that Constantine created 1700 years ago to lead his troops into battle against the whole world, the non-Christian world.  The Roman Empire’s war against nature, the adoption of a numeric calendar for the army over a lunar calendar for crops is one clue of that.  

It makes sense in the last century or two that Christianity’s decline in Europe and North America parallels the letdown myth, even-ing out myth with zombies to offset the Constantinian delusion about himself as God the Father and his murdered son Crispus rising from the dead.That old man-made Emperor created myth has kinda outlived the spec script, jumped the shark so to speak.


A zombie (Haitian Creole: zonbi; North Mbundu: nzumbe) is an animated corpse brought back to life by mystical means, such as witchcraft. The term is often figuratively applied to describe a hypnotized person bereft of consciousness and self-awareness, yet ambulant and able to respond to surrounding stimuli. Since the late 19th century, zombies have acquired notable popularity, especially in North American and European folklore.

Zombies are the logical offset of a dying religion myth. God surrounds you in May. Only the Roman Empire types can’t see nature in May and have to kill Jesus one more time on an altar and drink his blood one more time…and of course be saved one more time yadda, yadda, yadda.

May is the perfect month in the northern hemisphere to illustrate the end of the fear of death, fear of hell, fear of living caught in a delusional “Christian nation” tortured myth and against the free will challenge to live a life without zombies myths and zombie keepers.  Park your brains at the door I believe is the status of all the good faithful of Benedict XVI’s cult church amidst the present ruins of Christianity.
  
May is when nature comes alive after winter.


Belief in zombies is a realisitic belief in what happens physically after death. The spiritual thing has always been a different can of beans for tens of thousands of years in the human culture. In a way zombies are a symbolic step to let go of the present culture myths and embrace whatever turns you on.


The ghost stories of Jesus, the zombie thing, is a perfect match and offset to the power and beauty of the Lord Creator of Nature with a capital “N”.

There is a God and he/she/it is Nature!

Dance!


Enjoy the living flow of nature.


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You Have No Choice - George Carlin



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Monday, April 30, 2012

Lloyd Blankfein of Goldman Sachs – Messiah of the New Global Culture

200 West Street - Goldman Sachs H.Q. NYC - the new Vatican


It is a secret to many perhaps about the return of Jesus to planet earth. One had always thought that he would come back in clouds and not in a revelation.

But since the premise I believe is true that:

Capitalism is the new religion; money is the new God – then the only body standing claiming both power and “doing the work of God” is his holiness Lloyd Blankfein of Goldman Sachs. (bow your heads)

Of course this may all be somewhat confusing to the holders of the old dead Christian belief systems, sects, cults, delusions, propagandas etc.

The truth of the big change in the United States elections for Emperor (President) is when the powers behind the throne of the G.O.P. (God’s Own Party) have backed the Mormon cult guy to lead “a Christian nation”. (wink, nod)

(Christianity doesn’t mean jack shit anymore apparently.  All that socialism and communism and actually trying to care for poor buggers etc., what a waste of valuable investment capital…)

I had been searching these past few years here to try and reconcile the early Jesus philosophy with the corrupted buggering army thing that Constantine the Great merged with all his favorite pagan religions and rituals.  Well time moves on, and the core of the old Constantine cult, the RCC, is obsolete when it cannot reconcile itself to half the human race, females (yuk!), let alone the new global culture that has risen right up among us.

And it like all cultural things, those clinging to the old ways are               somehow indistinguishable from the new religion of supply and demand, crushing 99% of humanity back into the caves where they deserve to belong – but oh how glorious is this new age of the raptured who have lived to see and be warmed in the light of the new God/Money.

Praise be to Dollars! (one of God’s favored nicknames) (Pounds in the UK, Yen in Tokyo etc.)

That means that 200 West Street in Manhattan, the Goldman Sachs Tower (above), is where the holy of holies is, a new Vatican(?), where the sacred ritual of trade is practiced and the messy collateral damage of computerized sacrifice to the new God/Money such as blood, chaos, starvation, poverty, civil war and evil imposed on the beasts, the poor, is not dirtying up the clean marbled and carpeted floors of the new high priests in their sacred skyscraper castle of this new age and religion. 

People must now remove their shoes when entering 200 West.

This is surely holy ground!

Oh God of Money, prove that you love me.  Inspire your high priest Lloyd, (Jesus come again) to give me a computerized formulated hedge fund algorism to make me rich!

Amen.

Behold the face of divine perfection you mere lowly mortals.



(warning - sarcasm)
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Thursday, April 26, 2012

Muslims Outdo the Crazy Religion Thing on This One!


Religion in Egypt gets crazier by the minute!

It perhaps loses something in the translation thing?????


Egypt’s Islamist-dominated parliament is set to introduce a law allowing husbands to have sex with their dead wives up to six hours after death. Critics fear it highlights a trend of increasingly anti-female legislation since the Arab Spring.

The “farewell Intercourse” bill was inspired by a Fatwa issued by a Moroccan cleric last year. Zamzami Abdul Bar said that since the two would meet in Heaven again anyway, death shouldn’t get in the way of one last post-mortem marital romp. 

Critics have slammed the law as “catastrophic.” Prominent journalist and TV host Jaber al-Qarmouty used his program on Tuesday to lash out at the proposed law.

“This is unbelievable. It is a catastrophe to give the husband such a right! Has the Islamic trend reached that far? Is there really a draft law in this regard? Are there people thinking in this manner,” he lamented on air.

Egypt’s National Council for Women (NCW) also called on Parliament not to adopt this and other measures which they believe increasingly seek to roll back women’s rights.

The NTC further charges that "marginalizing and undermining the status of women would negatively affect the country's human development.”

Along with the rather grim “farewell Intercourse” draft law, parliament is also set to approve legislation that would allow girls as young as 14 to get married.

Lawmakers are also seeking to eliminate a reform implemented over a decade ago that allows women to end unhappy or abusive marriages without interference from their spouses.

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Secret Language of Angels



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Mitt Romney no different than Prime Minister Cameron in the Breeding Department?

Pure Bred like Mitt?

Looking at a bit of the BBC today and Parliamentary questions and answers and the growing Murdoch scandal that seems to have a special firewall here in America, the term “Posh Boys” got tossed around against the PM and Chancellor Osborne.

It is a label that may stick on the other side of the pond.


Well, as for Mitt and Ann, I think that maybe an upgrade in language or terms for the Doggy Breeding and Horsey breeding rich set might be a useful communications tool, to perhaps enliven rhetoric, in the upcoming boring election season against the “mutts” or 99% in 2012.

Austrian Warmblood
While few will see a pure breed Afghan hound in the image of Williard, I think that may Ann “Dish Pan Hands” Romney might have some roots or affinity with her Austrian Warmbloods, which I suspect she has many more of than Cadillacs.


Here are some glossaries of terms of the 1% Romney types and their hobby of linebreeding, both of themselves and their prize dogs and horses.

Breeding and Whelping Terms


Dictionary of Horse Terms


Did Mitt charges studs fees for Seamus along the way in order to pay for the gasoline on those trips.  That was the reason to drag the poor creature around on the car roof? One thing rich people are is cheap. Seamus was no doubt a pure breed. Just saying.


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Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Benedict XVI's New Church – Bully the Nuns and give Power to the Anti-Semites SSPX (Party)



The political arm of the American Empire since the mysterious death of John Paul I has been the Papacy.  General Wojtyla (JPII) did whatever it took to defeat the Commies and ultimately now the Christians, the few real ones left in that of late money laundering child buggering institution, through his hand picked Wehrmacht bred successor Benedict the German.

The American He-she Bishops’ new target to get anti-Christ comformity for their new masters, the GOP/Koch brother oligarch types, is the Nuns


The Vatican has issued a harsh statement claiming that American nuns do not follow their bishops’ thinking. That statement is profoundly true. Thank God, they don’t. Nuns have always had a different set of priorities from that of bishops. The bishops are interested in power. The nuns are interested in the powerless. Nuns have preserved Gospel values while bishops have been perverting them. The priests drive their own new cars, while nuns ride the bus (always in pairs). The priests specialize in arrogance, the nuns in humility….

Now the Vatican says that nuns are too interested in “the social Gospel” (which is the Gospel), when they should be more interested in Gospel teachings about abortion and contraception (which do not exist). Nuns were quick to respond to the AIDS crisis, and to the spiritual needs of gay people—which earned them an earlier rebuke from Rome. They were active in the civil rights movement. They ran soup kitchens….

Last week, following an assessment by the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, the Vatican stripped the Leadership Conference of Women Religious, representing most American nuns, of its powers of self-government, maintaining that its members have made statements that “disagree with or challenge the bishops, who are the church’s authentic teachers of faith and morals.” Archbishop Peter Sartain of Seattle has taken control of the Conference, writing new laws for it, supplanting its leadership, and banning “political” activity (which is what Rome calls social work). Women are not capable, in the Vatican’s mind, of governing others or even themselves. Is it any wonder so many nuns have left the orders or avoided joining them? Who wants to be bullied?...

It is typical of the pope’s sense of priorities that, at the very time when he is quashing an independent spirit in the church’s women, he is negotiating a welcome back to priests who left the church in protest at the reforms of the Second Vatican Council. These men, with their own dissident bishop, Marcel Lefebvre, formed the Society of Saint Pius X—the Pius whose Secretariat of State had a monsignor (Umberto Benigni) who promoted the Protocols of the Elder of Zion. Pope Benedict has already lifted the excommunication of four bishops in the Society of Saint Pius X, including that of Richard Williamson, who is a holocaust denier. Now a return of the whole body is being negotiated.
None of the anti-Semitic ties of the Pius X crew matter to Rome, since that crew holds to the hard line against women priests, gay marriage, and contraception. They have also retained the Latin Mass, which Rome has been inching back toward. All these things, you see, are the work solely of male hierarchs, distrustful of the People of God—who are the church, as defined by the Second Vatican Council. Those Lefebvre defiers of the Council are all the things the nuns are not, and all the things Rome wants to restore. The real Gospel must be quashed in the name of the pseudo-Gospel of papal monarchs. Poor Anne O’Connor—she thought caring for the poor was what Jesus wanted. She did not live to see that what Rome wants is all that matters.

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Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Pedophile Priests Philly - Nobody's Perfect





Jurors in a clergy-abuse trial heard Tuesday about a priest who was left in ministry for years after therapists called him a manipulative pedophile and a ticking time bomb.

The evidence was presented by prosecutors in the child-endangerment trial of Monsignor William Lynn, the longtime secretary for clergy in Philadelphia. Prosecutors say he helped keep dangerous priest-predators in jobs where they could continue to abuse children.

Tuesday's evidence focused on the late Father Peter Dunne, who had served as a Boy Scout leader and director of a Bucks County school for delinquent boys and at one point had two young men living with him at a parish in Oxford, Pa.

The archdiocese had Dunne evaluated after an Oregon doctor complained in 1986 that he had been abused by Dunne, his former priest and Scout leader. The doctor later lost his license for molesting patients, leaving his wife and children deeply in debt, according to a 2005 grand jury report.

Therapists who evaluated Dunne warned that he had addictive sexual compulsions and should never be around children. They recommended around-the-clock supervision.

"(The psychologist) stated quite bluntly that that he feels we are sitting on a powder keg," one internal church memo said.
The series of memos shown in court Tuesday demonstrate that Cardinal Anthony Bevilacqua had three concerns about the case: scandal, the good of the church and Dunne's welfare, in that order.

The potential risk to children was not mentioned.


Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2012/04/24/memos-pa-priest-labeled-pedophile-stayed-in-job/#ixzz1szXn4TAd


Philly Crime Boss "Big Tony" Bevilacqua

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Monday, April 23, 2012

Back Yard - Row House - Philadelphia - 1950




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Transfiguration Church Philadelphia

Gang Rape Club at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary in Philly?



Gang Rape Club at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary in Philly?

Is that now considered an official or unofficial extra curricular activity there these days?


A Catholic priest admitting a sexual relationship with a teen said he had been the victim of an attempted gang rape by fellow seminarians in Philadelphia.
Testimony in a clergy-abuse case Monday also mentioned the pope, who weighed in on the priest's 2005 censure before becoming Pope Benedict XVI.
Documents show the priest admitted to Monsignor William Lynn in 1992 that he had sex with the high school student for years. A church-run hospital concluded the priest was not a pedophile, and he stayed in ministry until the priest-abuse crisis broke in 2002.
There was no follow-up testimony on the seminary rape allegation. The Philadelphia archdiocese runs St. Charles Borromeo Seminary, but can't comment because of a gag order.
Lynn is charged with endangering children by keeping predators in ministry. 

(How do you spell cesspool of moral corruption, the whole (?) hierarchy of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia?)

Sunday, April 22, 2012

The Papal Foundation – The Pope’s Slush Fund



While something important and moral was going in the secular court system of Philadelphia this week, the pope’s bagman, Bishop Bransfield was in Rome doing the grand tour with all the rich little old ladies who gave so generously to the pope’s private slushfund/charity this year. No doubt some real charity gets done with some of these funds but one has to wonder why money cannot be directly contributed to Vatican Charities and why the Pope needs funds out of the mainstream accounting system of the Vatican. Sounds a little bit like Nixon and his secret stash of cash for the sake of politics to me.

The official story is something like the pope presents a wish list of all the charities he wants to fund and the American Bishops gather around and vie for favor with the pontiff to get rich catholics to donate money to this fund.  The so-called Peter’s Pence fund collected once a year at mass for the upkeep of the Vatican is for the ordinary catholics in the pews, the people that don’t really count because they don’t have the swag to impress the big boys in the hierarchy.

Peter’s Pence was organized by the crazy pope Pius IX after he locked himself up in the Vatican and lost his income form slave run territories in Italy. One or two old papal palaces in Rome itself but he withdrew from the new secular government of Italy now centered in the capital city of Rome.  Pius found the most secure part of the Vatican in the highest place in the Vatican, the treasury way up in the sky. How Feng Shui. To this day, the papal apartment shares floor space with that old treasury that houses golden tiaras, chalices and jewels centuries old.  No doubt a pope in need to escape the Vatican wants some bling to take along to find digs in a safer place in case of emergencies, angry crowds etc.

The Papal Foundation was founded by Caridinal Krol of Philadelphia, the Polish American from Chicago whose own ambitions to become pope ended when he realized that a Karol Wohtyja of Poland was a better politician and no doubt backed by the CIA in terms of being a pawn to win the so-called cold war. John Paul I was no doubt in the way to that CIA gameplan?  Just speculation on that point.

The Papal Foundation do doubt funded many dissident groups in Poland and contributed to the downfall of the Iron Curtain.  All well and good.  But now that Benedict the German is pope, the same fund is used for “charity” same as wink nod, JPII used it for “charity”.

In a way, Cardinal Krol and his corrupt regime operating out of the office building that he built at 222 N.!7th Street behind the Cathedral in Philadelphia needed influence in Rome, in corners of the Vatican when his mismanagement of the Child Abuse situation in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia got out of control as evidenced decades later by civil authorities having to try and take control of the criminal enterprise of child abuse and cover up at “222”.

So, the more you give to the Pope and his crony charities, if they are real, the more influence you have in the Vatican to cover up crimes against children? How do you spell Marcial Maciel?


"Follow the money."




Thursday, April 19, 2012

Bishops Bransfield Delivers the Goods to Benedict XVI



Vatican Radio 4/19/2012:



“Each year the wish list gets longer and longer..its' really a wonderful opportunity for the Pope and he responds throughout the world! He doesn't restrict it" says Bishop Michael Bransfield of Charleston-Wheeling, West Virginia, President of the US charitable organisation the Papal Foundation. 

They are the lay Catholic men and women from across the US who each year gift the Holy Father a 'wish list', in short the funds to carry out or sponsor charitable works that are particularly dear to him. On Saturday the Foundation members - who are known as Stewards of St. Peter - will meet with the Holy Father and present him a donation of over 8 million dollars to fund projects throughout the world.

Bishop Bransfield who is accompanying the Stewards on their annual pilgrimage to the See of St. Peter, says they “see this as a vocation, they see this as their ability to help the Holy Father to do things that otherwise he simply wouldn’t be able to do”...



Q: Quite a big difference in the case of the Papal Foundation, how did it all begin?
A: “Early in the 1980’s JPII had a lot of charities that he was not able to fund and a lot of concerns in Easter Europe and throughout the world. So Cardinals and Archbishops who were his friends…Cardinal Krol and Cardinal McCarrick got together and set up a foundation, it started in Philadelphia but immediately spread throughout our country because the Archbishops and Cardinals backed them up and brought in members”. 

Q So how does it work? 
A: “They put together this organisation and asked these people, who really are from all over the States, to give a million dollars each that would stay in the United States and the money that came from that, the income and different grants would come to the Holy Father for the poor of the world and for his charities or works that he wanted done. [The Pope] sends a list over and in November we meet in Washington and its reviewed by the grants committee and then again by the board and they approve what they can fund and what they can do for the Holy Father because the wish list gets longer and longer”. 

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Bishop Bransfield of W.Va. Joins Bishop Finn of K.C. in Exclusive American Bishops Abuse Club



Monsignor Quirk, a sought after material witness in the Philly Monsignor Lynn Child Abuse Trial, works for Bishop Brainsfield.
  
What a strange coincidence? 

A West Virginia Judge has refused to honor a Pennsylvania subpoena for Quirk hiding out in Bransfield’s West Virgina Bishopric bailiwick.

Another strange coincidence.  How do you spell conspiracy? (crossing a state line)

TODAY: Bishop Bransfield denies sexual abuse accusations


The witness in the Philadelphia trial told the jury he saw Bransfield bring several boys to a Scranton, Pa., farm owned by former diocese priest Stanley Gana more than 30 years ago.

The man said Gana told him Bransfield was having sex with one of the boys.

The witness told the jury Gana raped him for years and that Gana and Bransfield were close friends. He said Gana once sexually abused him during a visit to Bransfield's New Jersey beach house.

Another witness testified that Bransfield had a lewd conversation with him.

Details of the testimony were circulated in various media reports Wednesday.

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