A Week in the Life of Gustavo

"Seems to think that if he fails to write, la migra will find him."--OC Weekly More merriment available at ronmaydon@yahoo.com

ter├ža-feira, abril 19, 2005


Regarding the election of Joseph Ratzinger to the papal throne as Benedict XVI. Not my thoughts but rather the prophecies of St. Malachy.

Of course, there's a disclaimer in this story:

The prevailing view today is that they are elaborate forgeries, probably perpretrated by a school of Jesuits in the 1600s. This is based on the clear relation of the mottos to the various popes until that period, and the need to find oblique references (such as the motto of the Pope's home diocese) to make the particular motto fit the particular pope. The inclusion of anti-popes would also appear to militate against the authenticity of the prophecies.

It's always the Jesuits, isn't it? First, the Spanish crown kicks them out of the Americas for loving the natives too much (at least according to the Robert DeNiro-starring The Mission, which also contains one of the more haunting closing shots in cinema). Then Pope John Paul II castrates their authority in Latin America, culminating in the massacre of six Jesuits in El Salvador one tragic night. And now they're behind the prophecies of St. Malachy?

Ignatius of Loyola, founder of the Jesuits, was a Basque. Now you know why the Church hates the Jesuits.