Wednesday, March 6, 2013

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 Lord Stirling's News Blog EUROPE
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Powerful prayer to St. Michael the Archangel - video ~ link
AVE MARIA - by Helene Fischer - video ~ link
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AVE MARIA by Mirusia Louwerse - video ~ link
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Latest Satellite Surface Current Forecast for North Atlantic - Loop Current - Gulf Stream ~ link

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Current status of the Gulf Stream ~ link

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Lord Stirling's book: Cash For Peerages - The Smoking Gun ~ link 

True Believer Album by Jeff DeVillez (iTunes) ~ link ~ also see this ~ link  ~ Also see: Songs from Jeff DeVillez ~ link

War on Iran & Syria: What They Are NOT Telling Us ~ link   
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"And how we burned in the camps later, thinking: What would things have been like if every Security operative, when he went out at night to make an arrest, had been uncertain whether he would return alive and had to say good-bye to his family? Or if, during periods of mass arrests, as for example in Leningrad, when they arrested a quarter of the entire city, people had not simply sat there in their lairs, paling with terror at every bang of the downstairs door and at every step on the staircase, but had understood they had nothing left to lose and had boldly set up in the downstairs hall an ambush of half a dozen people with axes, hammers, pokers, or whatever else was at hand?
- Alexander Solzhenitsyn, "The Gulag Archipelago" (1973)
We are living in a propaganda matrix that is controlled by a tiny demonic global banking elite.  Their almost total control of the mainstream news media and most politicians allows them to do all types of PsyOps that in a normal society would 'never fly'.  Stirling     
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Kuku Klok - Online alarm clock ~ link  
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Why have a color code?  Well I have a tendency to want to highlight really important things so I use this system.  Also, this is a low-cost one-man news blog and I simply want to add some color to the site and also help to group stories.  Tim Earl of Stirling  
  End of Days 

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Special Report: Papal Conclave

Open Video Letter to the Cardinal-Electors of the Roman Church by Lord Stirling - video ~ link 
 ~ The Earl of Stirling (Tim Alexander) calls for the next Pope to lead the fight against the globalists mad drive towards World War III, an even more intense Global Economic Depression, and the developing  global high-tech police-state tyranny.  Lord Stirling calls this fight "the Greatest Moral Imperative of Our Time" (about three minutes into this video).

Conclave not likely to begin before Monday 11 March 2013 ~ link ~ Vatican City, Mar 4, 2013 / 07:00 am - While the cardinals created by Benedict XVI arrive in Rome and get acquainted with the pre-conclave operations, cardinals from the old establishment are pushing for a quick conclave.

An anonymous cardinal – which is how this type of pressure is usually applied – told the Italian press agency AGI that his “dream is that the Church will have a new Pope within this week,” and that “this is possible if the congregation set this Thursday, the 7th, as the date for the conclave, and the conclave elects the new Pope by Friday, the 8th.”
This is almost impossible, since the Sistine Chapel must still be prepared for the conclave and has not been closed to visitors yet.

In 2005, the Vatican office that deals with furnishing and decorating the Sacred Palace – called the Floreria Apostolica – began preparing the Sistine Chapel on April 5 and the conclave did not begin on April 18. And even though the Floreria clerks are not busy with the novendiali – the nine days of mourning for the late Pope – the Sistine Chapel will not probably be ready for at least seven days.
Vatican closes Sistine Chapel ahead of Papal Conclave ~ link ~ The Vatican has announced it was closing the Sistine Chapel to visitors until further notice, ahead of a conclave to elect Pope Benedict's successor.

In a message on its website, the Vatican Museums said it would still be possible to visit the complex but the renaissance Sistine Chapel, the Borgia Apartment and the modern religious art collection would be off-limits to tourists. The Sistine Chapel is renowned for Michelangelo's famous frescoed ceilings and his apocalyptic Last Judgment.

In 2005, the last time the College of Cardinals elected a pope, preparations for the conclave included installing a false floor to hide anti-bugging devices and attaching the stove, where the ballots are burned, to the Sistine Chapel's chimney.

Cardinals huddle at Vatican; Date of Conclave still undetermined ~ link ~ The conclave has been expected to commence March 11. But 12 of the 115 cardinals eligible to vote had yet to show up when discussions started at 9:30 a.m. Monday, and no date will be set for the conclave until they are all assembled.

“There was no talk about when the conclave will begin,” Cardinal Francis George of Chicago said during a break from discussions, but he added: “We would like to be done by Holy Week so we can have a pope and get back to our dioceses.” Holy Week begins on Palm Sunday, March 24.
Every Cardinal in his place: Internal ranking determines seating chart ~ link ~ The Vatican calls it "precedence," and it has little to do with the importance of the cardinal's day job, the size of his diocese or his age. But it has everything to do with timing. Cardinals are divided into a three-tier internal hierarchy: cardinal bishops, cardinal priests and cardinal deacons. It's the seating order for the general congregations in the Vatican synod hall. It will be the order they line up in for the procession at the Mass for the election of a new pope. The four patriarchs of Eastern Catholic churches who are cardinals are inserted in the ranking between the cardinal bishops and cardinal priests. Simply skipping the cardinals who were over 80 years of age as of Feb. 28, the precedence is the order the cardinal electors will process into the Sistine Chapel for the conclave, the order that determines where they will sit inside and the order in which they will cast their ballots. The cardinal bishops are six senior Latin-rite cardinals residing in Rome; one of them, Cardinal Angelo Sodano, is dean of the College of Cardinals. Diocesan bishops make up the bulk of the rank of cardinal priests, while cardinal deacons are mostly officials of the Roman Curia.
A glimpse inside the Papal Conclave ~ link ~  
Soon, 115 cardinals – the pope's most senior advisers – will convene at the Vatican to elect a successor to Pope Benedict XVI. They'll enter a conclave: a tradition-rich election process that pre-dates anything found in most modern democracies.

Discretion is a top concern; great pains are taken to ensure the deliberations stay secret. But the actual rules for the election are quite transparent, laid out by Pope John Paul II in his 1996 document Universi Dominici Gregis.

Conclave runs on modern twists to ancient rules ~ link 

 The Third General Congregation - video ~ link  

Gammarelli: Papal tailors ready no matter what size the new Pope is ~ link
Cardinals press Vatican for details on alleged corruption - with video ~ link  

Papal contender says issue of women in Church 'secondary'  - with video ~ link ~ Marc Ouellet, the Canadian cardinal who many believe has a shot at the papacy, says that questions regarding the role of women in the church, gay marriage and abortion are important but “secondary.”

In the second part of a world-exclusive English language interview with CBC’s chief correspondent Peter Mansbridge, the cardinal weighed in on major social issues of our time, including women’s role in the church and challenges the institution faces in modern times.

“Obviously these questions are, have their importance, but it is secondary, you know, and it has been always secondary,” said Ouellet.
Cardinal George: Next Pope must embrace zero tolerance for sex abuse ~ linkThe next pope must be "very aware" of the need for vigilance in preventing clergy sex abuse and accept a policy of "zero tolerance" as the universal law of the church, said Chicago's Cardinal Francis E. George.
Cardinal Scola: Church is itching for truth and responsibility ~ link 
Pope watchers keeping tabs on Vatican 'backroom boys' ~ link ~ Today begins the General Congregation, the first collective meeting of cardinals since Pope Benedict XVI resigned. Among the scarlet-clad men gathering in the Vatican are the so-called Grand Electors. When it comes to electing a new Pope, they are the Vatican’s version of backroom boys.

“Grand Elector” is the very unofficial name used for the few cardinals with the power, respect, connections and, in some cases, pure force of personality to pull together support for a particular papal possibility.

Just as there are no official candidates for pope, so there are no official campaign teams. But the Grand Electors come close. And in Vatican circles, puzzling out who they’ll be is something of a sport.

Cardinal Toppa: It is the Church that produces the Pope ~ link 
Conservative thinkers dominate those who vote for Pope ~ link ~ It's unlike any election you've ever heard of.
A conclave has no official candidates. There are no parties, no party platforms, no manifestos, no pledges, not even any stump speeches or slogans.

There are also no factory tours, baby kissing, robo-calls and certainly no banners or bunting.

Nevertheless, it is an election. And all elections cause division and consternation. But speaking of "factions" within the Cardinals of the Catholic Church has lost much of its meaning.
Benedict XVI Honored by Eastern Orthodox Hierarchs ~ link ~ Following the announcement of Benedict XVI’s retirement, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I, the chief hierarch of the Eastern Orthodox Churches, issued a statement expressing his profound respect and friendship to Benedict. Bartholomew honored Pope Benedict as an eminent theologian and reaffirmed his desire to keep dialogue open between Catholic and Eastern Orthodox Christians “for the union of all.” Benedict and Bartholomew’s friendship has been marked by their common mission to restore Christian culture to Europe. The Russian Orthodox Church issued a similar statement thanking Benedict for his efforts to restore relations between the Vatican and the Moscow patriarchate. 
Cardinal Pell hopes for a Pope that knows how to govern ~ link 
Canadian contender for Pope: 'Others could do it better' ~ linkCanadian Cardinal Marc Ouellet, one of the leading candidates to succeed Pope Benedict, suggested in an interview broadcast Monday that other candidates for pope might do a better job. 

He also said it would not be surprising for the pope to come from outside Europe after that continent's long dominance of the papacy. 

Cardinal electors send thank you telegram to Benedict XVI ~ link

Cardinal's Catch-22: Eager for Conclave but need time to choose well ~ link ~ Cardinal-electors are caught in a Catch-22. They are eager to give the world a new pope; however, they need time to pick the right leader, said South Africa's cardinal.

"There might be a need for a long delay" as the cardinals try to gauge how much they do or don't know enough about each other, Cardinal Wilfrid Napier told Catholic News Service March 1, the first day of the "sede vacante."

No church leader wants to be away from his diocese for too long, he said, and no one wants to miss Easter, March 31.
Cardinals start to ponder subtleties of Big Task ~ link  
Cardinal Wuerl is looking above all for a Pope with a spiritual vision ~ link  

My Brother, Cardinal Dolan ~ link ~ Cardinal Timothy Dolan, as president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, had emerged as the voice of conscience rights against health-care legislation that would force Catholic organizations to pay for employees’ contraception.

Currently serving as archbishop of New York, he will vote in the upcoming conclave to elect our next pope. His name is even being mentioned as papabile, meaning he is a likely candidate for pope.

In the Annals of Deep History, fascinating facts about a Church that has faced and survived all challenges ~ link ~ History is not always overly engaging but at certain key junctures becomes fascinating, such as right now, as cardinals convene to choose a Pontiff.
The world -- so quick to dismiss Catholicism (the Mother Church) -- also can't help watching.
Is the Church in disarray? Permanent decline?
Hardly -- not in the context of history.
In fact, while it certainly is battling crises (such as homosexuality, which warrants immediate, special, and urgent reform, and such as the young who have left, searching for more vigor) -- and while the secular culture around it is in precipitous, apocalyptic decline -- the Church, rocked though it is by the loudest internal problems in many years, has been in a stable period, if one looks at the longer reach of history.

Cardinal O'Malley lists sex abuse, Curia reform as priorities ~ link ~ Boston archbishop also says this week 'needs to be like the novena before Pentecost, so that the Holy Spirit can pour over us to help us find our new Peter.'

Election of Pope Trivia Quiz ~ link

Argentinian Cardinal: 'God spoke through Pope Benedict' ~ link ~ Cardinal Estanislao Esteban Karlic, the retired archbishop of Parana, Argentina, said that God used Benedict XVI’s resignation from the papacy to speak a message of love to his people.

Cardinal Zen's thanksgiving to Pope Emeritus ~ link A red hat cut through the crowd waiting for Pope Benedict XVI Feb. 28 in the main square of Castel Gandolfo. Cardinal Joseph Zen Ze-Kiun, archbishop emeritus of Hong Kong had made his way to Rome to say his farewell to Benedict XVI, and then he followed him to Castel Gandolfo, where the cardinal joined the crowd as a pilgrim among pilgrims.
This was but a small gesture that reflected Cardinal Zen’s deep gratitude for a pope who showed a great concern for the Church in China. Although it hasn’t made headlines, there is evidence that Benedict XVI loved China and China loved Benedict XVI.

Politics, personalities drive the decision on who will be Pope ~ link ~ A bid outdated  but background material.  Stirling    

To replace Benedict XVI Irish Archbishop Diarmuid Martin ~ linkLondon bookmakers see a contest among Nigeria's Cardinal Francis Arinze, Marc Ouellet of Canada and Peter Kodwo Appiah Turkson of Ghana, each of whom would present a smiling face of Catholicism as the next pope. (Either of the Africans might also guide the church to a future in the developing world.) Liberals hope for someone like Christoph Schoenborn of Vienna, who seems open to sharing power with laypeople. Some longtime Vatican watchers say the Italians seek to reassert their control, in order to fix the management problems inside the bureaucracy. According to this faction, the church's finances are a mess and the brand is severely damaged.

But the damage to the church has been done mainly by the never-ending scandal of priests who sexually abuse children and the routine cover-up practiced by higher-level officials, up to and including the pope.

The lowest point in the crisis came with Ireland's outraged response to revelations of sexual abuse by priests and the cover-up orchestrated by the hierarchy. In 2011, Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny decried "the dysfunction, disconnection, elitism, the narcissism that dominate the culture of the Vatican to this day."

For conservative Catholics, one Pope too many ~ linkAlthough they have been quiet about it, conservative Roman Catholics have reservations about Pope Benedict XVI’s impending departure completely unrelated to their sadness at losing a pastor they admire. Those misgivings are likely to be exacerbated by the news that Benedict will be known officially as “pope emeritus” or “Roman pontiff emeritus.”

Although a papal resignation is provided for in church law, Benedict’s decision undermines the mystique of papal uniqueness. As I discussed in a column several years ago, a papal retirement emphasizes that the pope is a bishop, albeit the bishop of Rome. Liberal Catholics long have emphasized that fact, sometimes referring to the pope as the head of the “college of bishops.” Conservative Catholics prefer the pre-Vatican II view of the pope as the source of all human authority in the church, akin to a king.

Indeed, it is conservative Catholics who have been insisting that the proper term for Benedict’s decision is “abdication,” not “resignation.” An abdication is seen as a rupture is the natural order of monarchy, even when it is necessary. But the less seen of the former king, the better. Britain’s Edward VIII became the Duke of Windsor after his retirement, not “king emeritus.”

Pope Benedict's departure is a surprise; his successor won't be ~ link ~ Even if the new pope looks different from the endless line of old European men -- an African or Latin American, for instance -- he will likely be a man who subscribes to traditional views. Do not expect priests to be allowed to marry or women to become priests anytime soon. Benedict may be going, but his conservatism has been institutionalized.

Pope Benedict XVI's sartorial flair ~ link ~ Also see: Benedict XVI, the best dressed Pope ~ link ~  He did bring back the usage of a number of garments, etc. that had not been used for years.  Stirling   

The Real Reason There Won;t Be Women Priests ~ link ~ I disagree with this article.  The real reason is that there are solid dogmatic reasons against it!  Stirling    

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