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Tuesday Morning Laugh..



WASHINGTON, DC – Sources close to the White House have learned that Barack Obama is planning to run for the office of Pope when the College of Cardinals convenes to elect a successor to ailing Benedict XVI at the end of this month. Calling on the promise of Equality for All, Obama is said to firmly believe that the time has come for a non-Catholic to occupy the Vatican‘s highest office.
Foreseeing a looming citizenship issue he states that he has discovered an Italian birth certificate that proves he was born in Rome before he was born in Kenya. “That Hawaiian birth certificate never has been worth what I paid for it anyway,” he noted.
Continuing, he concluded, “And there’s no way that a handful of cardinals could be more expensive to buy than 10 million voters in Michigan.” Further questions should be directed to Obama’s Papal Campaign Manager, Abdul Azeem Khan.

~Steve~                         H/T   Miss May         

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Is this man 'Petrus Romanus'?

To Follow  up on The St. Malachy’s Prophecies – The Last 10 Popes   See Here

Are We About To Witness The Rise Of Petrus Romanus?

Posted by Southern Girl

Reposted from NTEB News Desk

And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs [come] out of the mouth of the dragon, and out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of the false prophet. For they are the spirits of devils, working miracles, which go forth unto the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty.” Revelation 16:13,14
Is this man ‘Petrus Romanus’?
First published in 1595, the prophecies were attributed to St. Malachy by a Benedictine historian named Arnold de Wyon, who recorded them in his book “Lignum Vitæ.” Tradition holds that Malachy had been called to Rome by Pope Innocent II. While there, he experienced the vision of the future popes, including the last one, which he wrote down in a series of cryptic phrases.
Cardinal Peter Kodwo Appiah Turkson, President of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, Archbishop emeritus of Cape Coast (Ghana), was born on 11 October 1948 in Wassaw Nsuta, Ghana.
According to the prophecy, the next pope is to be the final pontiff, Petrus Romanus or Peter the Roman. Some Catholics believe that the next pope on St. Malachy’s list heralds the beginning of “great apostasy” followed by “great tribulation,” setting the stage for the imminent unfolding of apocalyptic events, something many non-Catholics would agree with.
This would give rise to a false prophet, who according to the book of Revelation leads the world’s religious communities into embracing a political leader known as Antichrist. In recent history, several Catholic priests – some deceased now – have been surprisingly outspoken about what they have seen as this inevitable danger rising from within the ranks of Catholicism as a result of secret satanic “Illuminati-Masonic” influences.

“In the final persecution of the Holy Roman Church there will reign Peter the Roman, who will feed his flock amid many tribulations, after which the seven- hilled city will be destroyed and the dreadful Judge will judge the people. The End.” – Malachy’s Prophecy Of The Last Pope
hese priests claim secret knowledge of a multinational power elite and occult hierarchy operating behind supranatural and global political machinations. Within this secret society are sinister false Catholic infiltrators who understand that as the Roman Catholic Church represents one-sixth of the world’s population and over half of all Christians, it is indispensable for controlling future global elements in matters of church and state. The dark forces seek to fulfill a diabolical plan they call “Alta Vendetta,” which is set to assume control of the papacy and to help the False Prophet deceive the world’s faithful (including Catholics) into worshipping Antichrist. As stated by Michael Lake on the front cover, Catholic and evangelical scholars have dreaded this moment for centuries.
Unfortunately, as readers are told, the time to avoid Peter the Roman just ran out. source – WND
(Editor’s Note: We present this to you for your consideration, as it is a widely-discussed story. However, please note that as bible believers, we put our faith only in the prophecies mentioned in God’s word – the Holy Bible – from Genesis to Revelation, and not in the word of man outside of the bible, as was Malachy and the “prophecy” of Petrus Romanus.


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Pope Benedict XVI to resign


Pope Benedict XVI announces his resignation in a surprise statement

UPDATE!!!    Pope Benedict XVI will resign on Feb. 28, The Vatican announced Monday, according to the Associated Press.
For more information… https://www.politico.com

Pope Benedict XVI is to resign at the end of this month after nearly eight years as the head of the Catholic Church, saying he is too old to continue at the age of 85.

The unexpected development – the first papal resignation in nearly 600 years – surprised governments, Vatican-watchers and even his closest aides.
The Vatican says it expects a new Pope to be elected before Easter.
Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger became Pope in 2005 after John Paul II’s death.
The BBC’s David Willey in Rome says the move has come as a shock, but in theory, there has never been anything stopping Pope Benedict or any of his predecessors from stepping aside.
Under Canon Law, the only conditions for the validity of such a resignation are that it be made freely and be properly published.

A Vatican spokesman, Father Federico Lombardi, said that even the Pope’s closest aides did not know what he was planning to do and were left “incredulous”. He added that the decision showed “great courage” and “determination”.

Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti is quoted as saying he was “greatly shaken by this unexpected news”.
The brother of the German-born Pope said the pontiff had been advised by his doctor not to take any more transatlantic trips and had been considering stepping down for months.
Talking from his home in Regensburg in Germany, Georg Ratzinger said his brother was having increasing difficulty walking and that his resignation was part of a “natural process”.
He added: “His age is weighing on him. At this age my brother wants more rest.”
‘Incapacity’At 78, Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger was one of the oldest new popes in history when elected.
He took the helm as one of the fiercest storms the Catholic Church has faced in decades – the scandal of child sex abuse by priests – was breaking.e took the helm as one of the fiercest storms the Catholic Church has faced in decades – the scandal of child sex abuse by priests – was breaking.

n a statement, the pontiff said: “After having repeatedly examined my conscience before God, I have come to the certainty that my strengths, due to an advanced age, are no longer suited to an adequate exercise of the Petrine ministry.

“I am well aware that this ministry, due to its essential spiritual nature, must be carried out not only with words and deeds, but no less with prayer and suffering.
“However, in today’s world, subject to so many rapid changes and shaken by questions of deep relevance for the life of faith, in order to steer the boat of Saint Peter and proclaim the Gospel, both strength of mind and body are necessary, strength which in the last few months, has deteriorated in me to the extent that I have had to recognise my incapacity to adequately fulfil the ministry entrusted to me.
“For this reason, and well aware of the seriousness of this act, with full freedom I declare that I renounce the ministry of Bishop of Rome, Successor of Saint Peter, entrusted to me by the cardinals on 19 April 2005, in such a way, that as from 28 February 2013, at 20:00 hours, the See of Rome, the See of Saint Peter, will be vacant and a conclave to elect the new Supreme Pontiff will have to be convoked by those whose competence it is.”
A German government spokesman said he was “moved and touched” by the surprise resignation of the pontiff.
“The German government has the highest respect for the Holy Father, for what he has done, for his contributions over the course of his life to the Catholic Church.
“He has left a very personal signature as a thinker at the head of the Church, and also as a shepherd.”


  • At 78, one of the oldest new popes in history when elected in 2005
  • Born in Germany in 1927, joined Hitler Youth during WWII and was conscripted as an anti-aircraft gunner but deserted
  • As Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger spent 24 years in charge of Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith – once known as the Holy Office of the Inquisition
  • A theological conservative, with uncompromising views on homosexuality and women priests
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Take a Virtual Tour of the Sistine Chapel! Yea I stole it..LOL

OK, so I stole it. 😀
This  was originally posted by Dr. Eowyn  on May 22, 2011 . I just remembered, so why not have a look again for all that did not see. It really is amazing.
———————————-   Steve  ——————————————

While ideally it’s better to see the Sistine Chapel in person, this stunning virtual tour is almost as good. Besides, there are no crowds in the virtual tour! – not to mention you can’t see Michelangelo’s peerless artwork close up as you can in this tour. 😉

CLICK HERE  for the virtual tour.

    Just put your cursor (arrow) on any spot of the Sistine Chapel.
    While keeping your finger pressed on the left side of your mouse, drag the arrow in the direction you want.
    To magnify, click the plus (+) icon in the lower left of your screen.
    To move away or reduce the size of the image, click the minus (-) icon.
The choir is thrown in free!  Turn speakers up.
H/t my dear friend Bill.
~ Dr. Eowyn~

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Vatican Denounces Its Document Calling for a World Political Authority

A month ago, on October 24, the Vatican issued a curious document calling for the creation of a “supranational global political Authority” and a central world bank to manage and cure the ills of the world’s economies.
The proposal, Note on the reform of the international financial and monetary systems in the context of global public authority” (henceforth, “The Note”), also calls for a global “Robbin Hood” tax on financial transactions, called a “Tobin tax” after the name of its creator. This idea immediately was picked up by the UK’s Anglican primate Rowan Williams, who wrote an approving op/ed in the Financial Times. At the G20 summit in Cannes, the idea of this tax also popped up in some of the comments of Barack Obama and French president Nicholas Sarkozy, but nothing concrete was done about it.
Given the timing as well as the substance of The Note, which blames the ills of the global economy on the “excesses” of capitalism and reeks of a redux of the revolutionary socialist Liberation Theology that the Catholic Church under Pope John Paul II had explicitly abjured, many around the world saw the Vatican as lending support to the Occupy Wall Street movement.

Cardinal Peter Turkson

The Note was not authored by the Pope but by the left-wing Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace (PCJP), headed by 63-year-old native of Ghana, Cardinal Peter Kodwo Appiah Turkson, who had been appointed by Pope Benedict XVI in 2009. Nevertheless, the PCJP is a part of the Roman Curia or the Holy See — the “episcopal jurisdiction” or central government of the Roman Catholic Church — and The Note liberally references and quotes past and present popes. Given all this, one could only conclude that The Note has the pope’s approval.
Not so.
Ten days after the publication of The Note, on November 4 in the Vatican, an emergency summit convened in the Roman Curia’s secretariat of state. The reason for the meeting: to do damage control on The Note that had disturbed many, inside and outside of the Vatican.

Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone

The secretary of state, Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, 76, complained that he had not known about The Note until the last moment. Nor does the document have his approval. The summit concluded with an issuance of a “binding order” that would be transmitted to all of the offices of the curia: henceforth, nothing in writing would be released unless it had been inspected and authorized by the secretariat of state.
However, Chiesa Expresso’s reporter Sandro Magister rightly points out that:

“Of course, the fact that Bertone and his colleagues had seen that document only after its publication is astonishing in itself.

Already on October 19, in fact, five days ahead of time, the Vatican press office – which reports directly to the secretary of state – had made the announcement of the press conference to present the document, at which the speakers would be Cardinal Peter Kodwo Appiah Turkson, president of the pontifical council for justice and peace, and Bishop Mario Toso, the council’s secretary.

Toso, a Salesian like Bertone and his longtime friend, was chosen for this office by the cardinal secretary of state himself.”

What all this means is I had suspected. The Catholic Church, like every organization, is factionalized. The Note is the work of a liberal faction within the Vatican, whose views, beliefs and prescriptions are not those of the Church’s Secretariat of State.
Given the advanced age of Pope Benedict XVI (he will be 85 years old next April), factional differences and contention as displayed in the disagreement over The Note are not insignificant and promise to shape the future direction of the Church itself.

As a footnote, the Holy See is located in Vatican City, Rome. For the central government of the Catholic Church, the Holy See has a very small staff of 2,750 employees, most of whom work in departments and offices scattered throughout the city of Rome. Only one office — the Secretariat of State — is situated within Vatican City.
For many months now, every day, without fail, our ClustrMap tells us that Fellowship of the Minds (FOTM) is read by someone(s) in the Holy See, Vatican City. Since the Secretariat of State is the only department of the Holy See which is physically located in Vatican City, I can only assume that whoever that checks in with FOTM every day is someone from the Secretariat of State.
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Europe In Riots

Maybe it’s because the United States is a continental-size country. Whatever the reason, Americans are famously insular in our outlook, lacking interest and, often, knowledge about the rest of the world. Surveys regularly show our school children being woefully ignorant about foreign affairs and world geography.
Europe is ablaze in demonstrations and riots. Further down the road of socialism than America, the countries of west Europe are struggling with debt and insolvency (like America). Governments are undertaking much-needed austerity measures to cut spending and entitlements. In reaction, enraged Europeans are taking to the streets and clashing with police armed to the teeth in riot gear.
It’s one thing to read about the riots, it’s another to see them in action. Here are some examples. I can’t help but wonder if and when they’ll break out in the streets of urban America….
In Athens, Greece, on December 15, 2010, rioters clash with police and attack a former government minister and now an opposition MP, Kostis Hatzidakis, bloodying his nose and head:


In France, riots against austerity measures and raising retirement age from 60 to 62, in October 2010:
In Dublin, Ireland, students rioters clash with police, November 2010:
In London, UK, tens of thousands of students demonstrate and riot against tuition increase, November 10, 2010:
In London, rioters attack the car carrying Prince Charles and his wife skank, Camilla, December 9, 2010:
In Rome, Italy, rioters clash with police, December 14, 2010:

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