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Friday June 22, 2012                2:31 PM

 

A Roman Catholic church official was convicted Friday of child endangerment but acquitted of conspiracy in a groundbreaking clergy-abuse trial, becoming the first U.S. church official convicted of a crime for mishandling abuse claims.

Monsignor William Lynn helped the archdiocese keep predators in ministry, and the public in the dark, by telling parishes their priests were being removed for health reasons and then sending the men to unsuspecting churches, prosecutors said.

 

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Lynn, 61, had faced about 10 to 20 years in prison if convicted of all three counts he faced — conspiracy and two counts of child endangerment. He was convicted only on one of the endangerment counts, leaving him with the possibility of 3 1/2 to seven years in prison.

The jury could not agree on a verdict for Lynn’s co-defendant, the Rev. James Brennan, who was accused of sexually abusing a 14-year-old boy.

Lynn has been on leave from the church since his arrest last year. He served as secretary for clergy from 1992 to 2004, mostly under Cardinal Anthony Bevilacqua.

No matter the verdict, the trial exposed how deeply involved the late cardinal was in dealing with accused priests. Rarely an hour of testimony went by without Bevilacqua’s name being invoked.

Bevilacqua had the final say on what to do with priests accused of abuse, transferred many of them to new parishes and dressed down anyone who complained, according to testimony. He also ordered the shredding of a 1994 list that warned him that the archdiocese had three diagnosed pedophiles, a dozen confirmed predators and at least 20 more possible abusers in its midst. Prosecutors learned this year that a copy had been stashed in a safe.

Lynn didn’t react when the verdict was read and remained sitting in his chair, his head lowered, even when the judge took a brief recess to thank the jury. He also didn’t acknowledge the dozen or so family members, some of whom were weeping, sitting behind him in the gallery.

The judge ordered that Lynn’s bail be revoked and he was led to jail. The judge said she would at some point entertain a motion for house arrest.

With the verdict, jurors concluded that prosecutors failed to show that Lynn was part of a conspiracy to move predator priests around.

The jury, however, did find that Lynn endangered the victim of defrocked priest Edward Avery, who pleaded guilty before trial to a 1999 sexual assault.

Lynn had deemed Avery “guilty” of an earlier complaint by 1994, and helped steer him into an inpatient treatment program run by the archdiocese. But Lynn knew that Avery later was sent to live in a northeast Philadelphia parish, where the altar boy was assaulted.

Karen Polesir, a spokeswoman for the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests who was outside the courthouse, said it was a historic trial because it revealed “the abuse and the cover-ups that have been going on in the Philadelphia archdiocese for a long time.”

She said her immediate reaction to the verdict was tears.

“I’m brokenhearted for all the victims that were brave enough to come forward, and the whistleblowers that were brave enough to come forward,” Polesir said. “I’m glad for the one count of guilty, but that is not enough to vindicate the victims and survivors. I feel that there was overwhelming evidence against Monsignor Lynn and that the decision is just heartbreaking.”

from:  http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/on-faith/struggling-jury-returns-to-work-in-philly-priest-abuse-case-had-been-hung-on-4-of-5-counts/2012/06/22/gJQA9tl3uV_story.html

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using the number/letter grid:

 
1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

 

 

William Lynn

5933814 3755                54

 

his path of destiny = 54 = Covering up.  Cover up.  Cleverness eats its owner.

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Joseph Marion Haggar, Jr. (Joe) was born on February 6, 1925 and died on June 1, 2012 a faithful Roman Catholic, a devoted family man, a gifted and fair-minded business man, a generous and involved philanthropist, a dedicated civic leader, a man fully alive. He offered hospitality, humility, authenticity, and compassion to those whose lives he touched; and they felt blessed in the relationships. He is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Isabell Salloum Haggar; by their three children and their spouses: Lydia Novakov and her husband Dan; Joe Haggar III, and his wife Jayne; and Marian Bryan and her husband George; and by their eight grandchildren: Isabell Novakov, Daniel Novakov and his wife Sarah, Jennifer Haggar, Joanne Haggar, Jessie Haggar, Rosie Bryan, Mary Bryan, and Emily Bryan; his sister Rosemary Haggar Vaughan; his sister-in-law, Patty Daley Haggar all of Dallas, Texas; brothers-in-law Mitch M. Salloum and Ron B. Werby of Gulfport, Mississippi; and numerous nieces, nephews and family. He was preceded in death by his parents Rose Mary Wasaff Haggar and Joseph Marion Haggar, Sr. and his brother Edmond R. Haggar, Sr. Joe grew up in the family’s apparel business, a company founded by his father, who included his young children in his business plans, asking their input from an early age. Joe joined his brother Ed in working fulltime following his discharge from the U.S. Navy in 1946, where he served as an officer on the aircraft carrier USS Sicily. His role at Haggar began with overseeing Haggar’s manufacturing operations. With a Bachelor’s Degree in aeronautical and industrial engineering from the University of Notre Dame, he applied what he learned, throughout his career, implementing modern manufacturing systems and equipment that made Haggar the leader in apparel manufacturing technology. After being named President and CEO in 1971, his business scope covered all areas of the company. He assumed the position of Chairman of the Board in 1991 and retired in 1995. After his retirement, Joe managed family, charitable and business interests. Joe was a tireless and passionate devotee of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee. Joe met Danny Thomas when he was only 19. The mission of St. Jude stirred his heart even at such an early age. Joe joined the Hospital Board when its doors opened in 1962, and cumulatively served 35 years. He helped establish the Hospital’s endowment fund, co-chaired the Professional Advisory Board and founded the Dallas Golf Tournament and Party. In the summer of 2010, Joe received the Lifetime Champion Award to recognize his decades of dedication and leadership, and to celebrate the legacy he built nationally and in the DFW area on behalf of the children of St. Jude. He was an ardent supporter of his alma mater, The University of Notre Dame, where he was appointed to the school’s Board of Trustees and remained a Trustee Emeritus until his death, served on the Council for the College of Business Administration, and was awarded an Honorary Monogram. Joe was a member and past president of the Notre Dame Club of Dallas, from which he received the “Man of the Year” Award. Joe contributed to numerous educational institutions and endowed scholarships for inner city Catholic schools. He gave his time, talents and resources to many other civic, social and religious groups to help those in need. Among his other offerings were serving as a board member and past president of St. Paul Hospital Foundation; as a board member of The Catholic Foundation, the Dallas Summer Musicals, the Kidney Foundation of Texas, St. Joseph Residence Retirement Facility and a member of the UT Southwestern Medical Center Board of Visitors and the Dallas Citizens Council. Joe’s business affiliations included serving as president of the Dallas Manufacturers and Wholesalers Association, on the Board of Directors of Brinker International, ENSERCH Corporation, and the Mercantile Bank. He was a member of Young President’s Organization. His civic achievements included spearheading the $175 million Dallas at the Crossroads Bond program in 1967 which most importantly funded the creation of DFW International Airport among other major capital improvements for the city. Joe, a pilot himself, served on the Airport Board, where he chaired the operations, finance, retirement, and compensation committees. He also chaired the Recreation and Entertainment Committee of Goals for Dallas. Joe served as Vice Chairman of the Texas Turnpike Authority where his tenure was especially marked by his invaluable assistance in the development, design, construction and initial operation of the Dallas North Tollway. And, beginning in 1980, he served for two terms on the Dallas City Council where he chaired the City Council Finance and Personal Affairs Committee and the Ad Hoc Search committee for the City Manager. He served on the committees of Human Development, Public Safety, Police & Fire Pension Fund and Legislative Affairs Task Force. Joe was honored by the Dallas Chapter of the National Conference of Christians and Jews for his humanitarian achievements and the Lone Star Chapter of the National Football Foundation Hall of Fame, which gave him its Distinguished American Award. In 1994, he and his brother, Ed, were inducted into the Apparel Industry Hall of Fame as Manufacturers of the Year. In 2003, Joe was voted into the Dallas Business Hall of Fame and in 2006, he and Isabell were the recipients of the Spirit of Generations Award given by The Senior Source. He and his family were honored with The Catholic Foundation Award in 2004 and the 1995 YWCA Family of the Year Award. On the lighter side, Joe is known for his legendary love of Preston Trail golfing and camaraderie, quail hunting even in the most extreme weather conditions and his perennial attendance at Lone Star Park during horse racing season. Joe and his family have been so grateful for the skill and the compassionate care given by his doctors, nurses, their medical teams, and caregivers. The tremendous love and support of family and friends has been greatly appreciated. The Rosary will be prayed at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 5, 2012 at Christ the King Catholic Church 8017 Preston Road Dallas, TX 75225. Immediately following the Rosary, the family will receive visitors at the church until 8:30 p.m. The Memorial Mass will also be celebrated at Christ the King Catholic Church at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, June 6, 2012. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: Catholic Schools Scholarship Fund the Catholic Foundation, 5310 Harvest Hill Road, Suite 248, Dallas, TX 75230; St. Joseph’s Residence, 330 West Pembroke Avenue, Dallas, TX 75208; St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital , Regional Office, 5800 Campus Circle Drive East, Suite 108 – A, Irving, Texas 75063, Or the Charity of Your Choice.

from:  http://obits.dignitymemorial.com/dignity-memorial/obituary.aspx?n=Joseph-Haggar&lc=2251&pid=157925955&mid=5126088&locale=en-US

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Joe Haggar Jr. was born on February 6th, 1925 according to http://obits.dignitymemorial.com/dignity-memorial/obituary.aspx?n=Joseph-Haggar&lc=2251&pid=157925955&mid=5126088&locale=en-US

February 6th, 1925

February 6th

2 + 6 +2+0+1+2 = 13 = his personal year (from February 6th, 2012 to February 5th, 2013) =

Death Tarot card

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June 4, 2012

The Vatican on Monday sharply criticized a book on sexuality written by a prominent American nun, saying it contradicted church teaching on issues like masturbation, homosexuality and marriage and that its author had a “defective understanding” of Catholic theology.

The Vatican’s orthodoxy office said the book, “Just Love: A Framework for Christian Sexual Ethics” by Sister Margaret Farley, a member of the Sisters of Mercy religious order and emeritus professor of Christian ethics at Yale Divinity School, posed “grave harm” to the faithful.

The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith said that in the 2006 book, Farley either ignored church teaching on core issues of human sexuality or treated it as merely one opinion among many.

Farley said Monday she never intended the book to reflect current official Catholic teaching. Rather, she said, she wrote it to explore sexuality via various religious traditions, theological resources and human experience.

The Farley critique, signed by the American head of the congregation, Cardinal William Levada, comes amid the Vatican’s recent crackdown on the largest umbrella group of American sisters. The Vatican last month essentially imposed martial law on the Leadership Conference of Women Religious, accusing it of undermining church teaching and imposing certain “radical feminist themes” that were incompatible with Catholicism.

It ordered a full-scale overhaul of the group and appointed three bishops to carry it out.

The crackdown on Farley, a top American theologian, will likely fuel greater resentment at Rome among more liberal-minded American sisters.

The Vatican examination of the book began in 2010 and involved seeking Farley’s responses to its concerns. After her replies failed to satisfy the Congregation, it moved to a full-fledged “examination in cases of urgency” that concluded Dec. 14.

Pope Benedict XVI approved the decision last March and ordered the decision published.

In its statement, the Vatican singled out specific problems in Farley’s book which it said “affirms positions that are in direct contradiction with Catholic teaching in the field of sexual morality.”

Farley, for example, writes that masturbation doesn’t raise any moral problems and can actually help relationships rather than hinder them. The Vatican asserted that according to church teaching “masturbation is an intrinsically and gravely disordered action.”

Farley wrote that homosexual people as well as their activities should be respected. Church teaching holds that gays should be respected but that homosexual acts are “intrinsically disordered.”

On gay marriage, Farley said legal recognition of gay marriage can help transform the stigmatization of gays. Levada wrote back that approving gay marriage would not only signal approval of “deviant behavior” but would obscure the value of traditional marriage between man and woman in society.

“The principles of respect and non-discrimination cannot be invoked to support legal recognition of homosexual unions,” he wrote.

In her statement, Farley said she had aimed to propose a framework for sexual ethics that “uses a criteria of justice” in evaluating sexual relations.

She acknowledged that her responses to certain issues do depart from traditional doctrine, but said they nonetheless were coherent in theological and moral traditions.

from:  http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/vatican-criticizes-us-nuns-book-sexuality-16489742#.T8zGntVSTNk

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using the number/letter grid:

 
1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

 

 

Margaret Farley

41971952 619357                69

 

her path of destiny = 69 = Making money.  Earning an income.

Ace of Pentacles Tarot card 

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Sunday May 27, 2012        2:25pm EDT

The Vatican faces a widening scandal that in one short week has seen Pope Benedict’s butler arrested, the president of its bank unceremoniously dismissed and the publication of a new book alleging conspiracies among cardinals.

It was a poisonous Pentecost Sunday for the pope, who likely had the tumultuous events of the past week on his mind as he celebrated a mass in St Peter’s Basilica on the day regarded as the birthday of the Church.

On Saturday his personal butler, Paolo Gabriele, 46, was formally charged with stealing confidential papal documents in the scandal that has come to be known as “Vatileaks”. Some of the documents allege cronyism and corruption in contracts with Italian companies.

One prominent cardinal, illustrating the growing emotion of the debate in Vatican circles, wrote in an Italian newspaper that the pope had been betrayed just as Jesus was betrayed 2,000 years ago.

The scandal, which has been brewing for months, has hit the very heart of the Roman Catholic Church. Gabriele – now known in Vatican statements as “the defendant” – was until Wednesday night the quiet man who served the pope’s meals, helped him dress and held his umbrella on rainy days.

The pope made no reference during his two public appearances on Sunday to the scandal or the arrest, which aides said had “saddened and pained” him.

“I feel very sad for the pope. This whole thing is such a disservice to the Church,” Carl Anderson, head of the Knights of Columbus charity group who is also a member of the board of the Vatican bank, told Reuters.

The night before the Vatican announced an arrest as part of its investigation of the leaks, it was rocked by the sudden ouster of the president of its bank, formally known as the Institute for Works of Religion (IOR).

Anderson, among those who voted no-confidence in Italian Ettore Gotti Tedeschi, said in a telephone interview with Reuters that the president was sacked because of “a fundamental failure to perform his basic responsibilities”.

BANK TRANSPARENCY

Anderson rejected accusations by Gotti Tedeschi that he had been ousted because he wanted the bank to be more transparent.

“Categorically, this action by the board had nothing to do with his promotion of transparency,” Anderson said. “In Fact, he was becoming an obstacle to greater transparency by his inability to work senior management,” Anderson said.

Anderson said the Vatican is still aiming to make the OECD’s “white list” of states with financial transparency and other Vatican sources have pointed to the president’s very public ouster as an example of the drive for transparency.

A memorandum of the meeting that ousted Gotti Tedeschi and obtained by Reuters said he had shown “progressively erratic personal behavior” and failed to defend the bank “in the face of inaccurate media reports”.

Gotti Tedeschi’s ouster was significant in internal Vatican politics because it was another blow to the prestige of Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, the pope’s right-hand man, who was instrumental in bringing the Italian in from Spain’s Banco Santander to run the IOR in 2009.

Earlier last week saw the publication of “His Holiness,” a new book by Italian journalist Gianluigi Nuzzi, who was first leaked some of the documents in January and aired them on a television show.

He says he was given the material by people loyal to the Church who wanted to expose corruption and that he did not pay anything for the documents.

After the events of last week, the atmosphere in the walled city-state was glum on Sunday. Vatican sources said they could not rule out more arrests, particularly if Gabriele named any accomplices.

The leaks scandal prompted one prominent Churchman, Cardinal Carlo Maria Martini, the former archbishop of Milan and himself once a candidate for the papacy, to appeal to Church leaders “to urgently win back the trust of the faithful”.

 

PERSONAL BETRAYAL OR BIGGER PLOT?

Martini, writing in an Italian newspaper, said the pope had been “betrayed” just as Jesus was betrayed 2,000 years ago, and that the Church would have to emerge from the latest scandal cleaner and stronger.

Still, few believed that Gabriele, a shy and private man, could have acted on his own and some said he may have been an unwitting pawn in a Vatican power struggle.

“Either he lost his mind or this is a trap,” a friend of Gabriele’s in the Vatican told the newspaper La Stampa.

“Whoever convinced him to do this is even more guilty because he manipulated a simple person.”

While news of Gabriele’s arrest has filled pages and pages of newspapers in Italy and beyond, the Vatican’s own newspaper, L’Osservatore Romano, has ignored the story.

Some say this may be because the paper itself has been an instrument in a power struggle involving reciprocal mud-slinging between allies and enemies of Cardinal Bertone.

“This is a strategy of tension, an orgy of vendettas and pre-emptive vendettas that has now spun out of the control of those who thought they could orchestrate it,” Church historian Alberto Melloni wrote in the Corriere della Sera newspaper.

The leaked documents included letters by an archbishop who was transferred to Washington after blowing the whistle on what he saw as a web of corruption and cronyism, a memo that put a number of cardinals in a bad light, and documents alleging internal conflicts about the Vatican bank.

from:  http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/05/27/us-vatican-butler-scandal-idUSBRE84Q0BF20120527

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using the number/letter grid:

 
1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

 

 

Alberto Melloni

1325926 4533659             63

 

his path of destiny = 63 = Concerns.  Worries.  Living nightmare.

Nine of Swords Tarot card

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Sunday May 27, 2012        2:25pm EDT

The Vatican faces a widening scandal that in one short week has seen Pope Benedict’s butler arrested, the president of its bank unceremoniously dismissed and the publication of a new book alleging conspiracies among cardinals.

It was a poisonous Pentecost Sunday for the pope, who likely had the tumultuous events of the past week on his mind as he celebrated a mass in St Peter’s Basilica on the day regarded as the birthday of the Church.

On Saturday his personal butler, Paolo Gabriele, 46, was formally charged with stealing confidential papal documents in the scandal that has come to be known as “Vatileaks”. Some of the documents allege cronyism and corruption in contracts with Italian companies.

One prominent cardinal, illustrating the growing emotion of the debate in Vatican circles, wrote in an Italian newspaper that the pope had been betrayed just as Jesus was betrayed 2,000 years ago.

The scandal, which has been brewing for months, has hit the very heart of the Roman Catholic Church. Gabriele – now known in Vatican statements as “the defendant” – was until Wednesday night the quiet man who served the pope’s meals, helped him dress and held his umbrella on rainy days.

The pope made no reference during his two public appearances on Sunday to the scandal or the arrest, which aides said had “saddened and pained” him.

“I feel very sad for the pope. This whole thing is such a disservice to the Church,” Carl Anderson, head of the Knights of Columbus charity group who is also a member of the board of the Vatican bank, told Reuters.

The night before the Vatican announced an arrest as part of its investigation of the leaks, it was rocked by the sudden ouster of the president of its bank, formally known as the Institute for Works of Religion (IOR).

Anderson, among those who voted no-confidence in Italian Ettore Gotti Tedeschi, said in a telephone interview with Reuters that the president was sacked because of “a fundamental failure to perform his basic responsibilities”.

BANK TRANSPARENCY

Anderson rejected accusations by Gotti Tedeschi that he had been ousted because he wanted the bank to be more transparent.

“Categorically, this action by the board had nothing to do with his promotion of transparency,” Anderson said. “In Fact, he was becoming an obstacle to greater transparency by his inability to work senior management,” Anderson said.

Anderson said the Vatican is still aiming to make the OECD’s “white list” of states with financial transparency and other Vatican sources have pointed to the president’s very public ouster as an example of the drive for transparency.

A memorandum of the meeting that ousted Gotti Tedeschi and obtained by Reuters said he had shown “progressively erratic personal behavior” and failed to defend the bank “in the face of inaccurate media reports”.

Gotti Tedeschi’s ouster was significant in internal Vatican politics because it was another blow to the prestige of Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, the pope’s right-hand man, who was instrumental in bringing the Italian in from Spain’s Banco Santander to run the IOR in 2009.

Earlier last week saw the publication of “His Holiness,” a new book by Italian journalist Gianluigi Nuzzi, who was first leaked some of the documents in January and aired them on a television show.

He says he was given the material by people loyal to the Church who wanted to expose corruption and that he did not pay anything for the documents.

After the events of last week, the atmosphere in the walled city-state was glum on Sunday. Vatican sources said they could not rule out more arrests, particularly if Gabriele named any accomplices.

The leaks scandal prompted one prominent Churchman, Cardinal Carlo Maria Martini, the former archbishop of Milan and himself once a candidate for the papacy, to appeal to Church leaders “to urgently win back the trust of the faithful”.

 

PERSONAL BETRAYAL OR BIGGER PLOT?

Martini, writing in an Italian newspaper, said the pope had been “betrayed” just as Jesus was betrayed 2,000 years ago, and that the Church would have to emerge from the latest scandal cleaner and stronger.

Still, few believed that Gabriele, a shy and private man, could have acted on his own and some said he may have been an unwitting pawn in a Vatican power struggle.

“Either he lost his mind or this is a trap,” a friend of Gabriele’s in the Vatican told the newspaper La Stampa.

“Whoever convinced him to do this is even more guilty because he manipulated a simple person.”

While news of Gabriele’s arrest has filled pages and pages of newspapers in Italy and beyond, the Vatican’s own newspaper, L’Osservatore Romano, has ignored the story.

Some say this may be because the paper itself has been an instrument in a power struggle involving reciprocal mud-slinging between allies and enemies of Cardinal Bertone.

“This is a strategy of tension, an orgy of vendettas and pre-emptive vendettas that has now spun out of the control of those who thought they could orchestrate it,” Church historian Alberto Melloni wrote in the Corriere della Sera newspaper.

The leaked documents included letters by an archbishop who was transferred to Washington after blowing the whistle on what he saw as a web of corruption and cronyism, a memo that put a number of cardinals in a bad light, and documents alleging internal conflicts about the Vatican bank.

from:  http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/05/27/us-vatican-butler-scandal-idUSBRE84Q0BF20120527

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Carlo Maria Martini was born on February 15th, 1927 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carlo_Maria_Martini

February 15th, 1927

2 + 15 +1+9+2+7 = 36 = his life lesson = Having his work cut out for him.

Ten of Wands Tarot card

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February 15th, 1927

February 15th

2 + 15 +2+0+1+2 = 22 = his personal year (from February 15th, 2012 to February 14th, 2013) = Like a three ring circus.

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http://predictionsyear2012.com/

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Sunday May 27, 2012        2:25pm EDT

The Vatican faces a widening scandal that in one short week has seen Pope Benedict’s butler arrested, the president of its bank unceremoniously dismissed and the publication of a new book alleging conspiracies among cardinals.

It was a poisonous Pentecost Sunday for the pope, who likely had the tumultuous events of the past week on his mind as he celebrated a mass in St Peter’s Basilica on the day regarded as the birthday of the Church.

On Saturday his personal butler, Paolo Gabriele, 46, was formally charged with stealing confidential papal documents in the scandal that has come to be known as “Vatileaks”. Some of the documents allege cronyism and corruption in contracts with Italian companies.

One prominent cardinal, illustrating the growing emotion of the debate in Vatican circles, wrote in an Italian newspaper that the pope had been betrayed just as Jesus was betrayed 2,000 years ago.

The scandal, which has been brewing for months, has hit the very heart of the Roman Catholic Church. Gabriele – now known in Vatican statements as “the defendant” – was until Wednesday night the quiet man who served the pope’s meals, helped him dress and held his umbrella on rainy days.

The pope made no reference during his two public appearances on Sunday to the scandal or the arrest, which aides said had “saddened and pained” him.

“I feel very sad for the pope. This whole thing is such a disservice to the Church,” Carl Anderson, head of the Knights of Columbus charity group who is also a member of the board of the Vatican bank, told Reuters.

The night before the Vatican announced an arrest as part of its investigation of the leaks, it was rocked by the sudden ouster of the president of its bank, formally known as the Institute for Works of Religion (IOR).

Anderson, among those who voted no-confidence in Italian Ettore Gotti Tedeschi, said in a telephone interview with Reuters that the president was sacked because of “a fundamental failure to perform his basic responsibilities”.

BANK TRANSPARENCY

Anderson rejected accusations by Gotti Tedeschi that he had been ousted because he wanted the bank to be more transparent.

“Categorically, this action by the board had nothing to do with his promotion of transparency,” Anderson said. “In Fact, he was becoming an obstacle to greater transparency by his inability to work senior management,” Anderson said.

Anderson said the Vatican is still aiming to make the OECD’s “white list” of states with financial transparency and other Vatican sources have pointed to the president’s very public ouster as an example of the drive for transparency.

A memorandum of the meeting that ousted Gotti Tedeschi and obtained by Reuters said he had shown “progressively erratic personal behavior” and failed to defend the bank “in the face of inaccurate media reports”.

Gotti Tedeschi’s ouster was significant in internal Vatican politics because it was another blow to the prestige of Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, the pope’s right-hand man, who was instrumental in bringing the Italian in from Spain’s Banco Santander to run the IOR in 2009.

Earlier last week saw the publication of “His Holiness,” a new book by Italian journalist Gianluigi Nuzzi, who was first leaked some of the documents in January and aired them on a television show.

He says he was given the material by people loyal to the Church who wanted to expose corruption and that he did not pay anything for the documents.

After the events of last week, the atmosphere in the walled city-state was glum on Sunday. Vatican sources said they could not rule out more arrests, particularly if Gabriele named any accomplices.

The leaks scandal prompted one prominent Churchman, Cardinal Carlo Maria Martini, the former archbishop of Milan and himself once a candidate for the papacy, to appeal to Church leaders “to urgently win back the trust of the faithful”.

 

PERSONAL BETRAYAL OR BIGGER PLOT?

Martini, writing in an Italian newspaper, said the pope had been “betrayed” just as Jesus was betrayed 2,000 years ago, and that the Church would have to emerge from the latest scandal cleaner and stronger.

Still, few believed that Gabriele, a shy and private man, could have acted on his own and some said he may have been an unwitting pawn in a Vatican power struggle.

“Either he lost his mind or this is a trap,” a friend of Gabriele’s in the Vatican told the newspaper La Stampa.

“Whoever convinced him to do this is even more guilty because he manipulated a simple person.”

While news of Gabriele’s arrest has filled pages and pages of newspapers in Italy and beyond, the Vatican’s own newspaper, L’Osservatore Romano, has ignored the story.

Some say this may be because the paper itself has been an instrument in a power struggle involving reciprocal mud-slinging between allies and enemies of Cardinal Bertone.

“This is a strategy of tension, an orgy of vendettas and pre-emptive vendettas that has now spun out of the control of those who thought they could orchestrate it,” Church historian Alberto Melloni wrote in the Corriere della Sera newspaper.

The leaked documents included letters by an archbishop who was transferred to Washington after blowing the whistle on what he saw as a web of corruption and cronyism, a memo that put a number of cardinals in a bad light, and documents alleging internal conflicts about the Vatican bank.

from:  http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/05/27/us-vatican-butler-scandal-idUSBRE84Q0BF20120527

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using the number/letter grid:

 
1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

 

 

Gianluigi Nuzzi

7                    9

 

how he obtains his heart’s desire = GI = 79 = Outrage.

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Sunday May 27, 2012        2:25pm EDT

The Vatican faces a widening scandal that in one short week has seen Pope Benedict’s butler arrested, the president of its bank unceremoniously dismissed and the publication of a new book alleging conspiracies among cardinals.

It was a poisonous Pentecost Sunday for the pope, who likely had the tumultuous events of the past week on his mind as he celebrated a mass in St Peter’s Basilica on the day regarded as the birthday of the Church.

On Saturday his personal butler, Paolo Gabriele, 46, was formally charged with stealing confidential papal documents in the scandal that has come to be known as “Vatileaks”. Some of the documents allege cronyism and corruption in contracts with Italian companies.

One prominent cardinal, illustrating the growing emotion of the debate in Vatican circles, wrote in an Italian newspaper that the pope had been betrayed just as Jesus was betrayed 2,000 years ago.

The scandal, which has been brewing for months, has hit the very heart of the Roman Catholic Church. Gabriele – now known in Vatican statements as “the defendant” – was until Wednesday night the quiet man who served the pope’s meals, helped him dress and held his umbrella on rainy days.

The pope made no reference during his two public appearances on Sunday to the scandal or the arrest, which aides said had “saddened and pained” him.

“I feel very sad for the pope. This whole thing is such a disservice to the Church,” Carl Anderson, head of the Knights of Columbus charity group who is also a member of the board of the Vatican bank, told Reuters.

The night before the Vatican announced an arrest as part of its investigation of the leaks, it was rocked by the sudden ouster of the president of its bank, formally known as the Institute for Works of Religion (IOR).

Anderson, among those who voted no-confidence in Italian Ettore Gotti Tedeschi, said in a telephone interview with Reuters that the president was sacked because of “a fundamental failure to perform his basic responsibilities”.

BANK TRANSPARENCY

Anderson rejected accusations by Gotti Tedeschi that he had been ousted because he wanted the bank to be more transparent.

“Categorically, this action by the board had nothing to do with his promotion of transparency,” Anderson said. “In Fact, he was becoming an obstacle to greater transparency by his inability to work senior management,” Anderson said.

Anderson said the Vatican is still aiming to make the OECD’s “white list” of states with financial transparency and other Vatican sources have pointed to the president’s very public ouster as an example of the drive for transparency.

A memorandum of the meeting that ousted Gotti Tedeschi and obtained by Reuters said he had shown “progressively erratic personal behavior” and failed to defend the bank “in the face of inaccurate media reports”.

Gotti Tedeschi’s ouster was significant in internal Vatican politics because it was another blow to the prestige of Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, the pope’s right-hand man, who was instrumental in bringing the Italian in from Spain’s Banco Santander to run the IOR in 2009.

Earlier last week saw the publication of “His Holiness,” a new book by Italian journalist Gianluigi Nuzzi, who was first leaked some of the documents in January and aired them on a television show.

He says he was given the material by people loyal to the Church who wanted to expose corruption and that he did not pay anything for the documents.

After the events of last week, the atmosphere in the walled city-state was glum on Sunday. Vatican sources said they could not rule out more arrests, particularly if Gabriele named any accomplices.

The leaks scandal prompted one prominent Churchman, Cardinal Carlo Maria Martini, the former archbishop of Milan and himself once a candidate for the papacy, to appeal to Church leaders “to urgently win back the trust of the faithful”.

 

PERSONAL BETRAYAL OR BIGGER PLOT?

Martini, writing in an Italian newspaper, said the pope had been “betrayed” just as Jesus was betrayed 2,000 years ago, and that the Church would have to emerge from the latest scandal cleaner and stronger.

Still, few believed that Gabriele, a shy and private man, could have acted on his own and some said he may have been an unwitting pawn in a Vatican power struggle.

“Either he lost his mind or this is a trap,” a friend of Gabriele’s in the Vatican told the newspaper La Stampa.

“Whoever convinced him to do this is even more guilty because he manipulated a simple person.”

While news of Gabriele’s arrest has filled pages and pages of newspapers in Italy and beyond, the Vatican’s own newspaper, L’Osservatore Romano, has ignored the story.

Some say this may be because the paper itself has been an instrument in a power struggle involving reciprocal mud-slinging between allies and enemies of Cardinal Bertone.

“This is a strategy of tension, an orgy of vendettas and pre-emptive vendettas that has now spun out of the control of those who thought they could orchestrate it,” Church historian Alberto Melloni wrote in the Corriere della Sera newspaper.

The leaked documents included letters by an archbishop who was transferred to Washington after blowing the whistle on what he saw as a web of corruption and cronyism, a memo that put a number of cardinals in a bad light, and documents alleging internal conflicts about the Vatican bank.

from:  http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/05/27/us-vatican-butler-scandal-idUSBRE84Q0BF20120527

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Carl Anderson was born on February 27th, 1951 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carl_A._Anderson

February 27th, 1951

2 + 27 +1+9+5+1 = 45 = his life lesson = Investigation.  Secrets.  Things go horribly wrong.

Five of Cups Tarot card

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February 27th, 1951

February 27th

2 + 27 +2+0+1+2 = 34 = his personal year (from February 27th, 2012 to February 26th, 2013) = Generating a buzz.  Things happen really quickly.

34 year + 5 (May) = 39 = his personal month (from May 27th, 2012 to June 26th, 2012) = If it sounds too good to be true. it probably is.

Knight of Cups Tarot card

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