The Karmic Wheel takes another turn

wheel-of-life

Tibetan Wheel of Life

Holy Crap!
Now things are really starting to get interesting. In case you did not hear, Pope Benedict XVI is resigning. You never heard about a Pope resigning ever before because the last time that happened was over 600 years ago, since it’s an appointment for life. But Ratzy is citing physical and mental incapacity to continue his duties.

As the Italians say "Ciao"

As the Italians say “Ciao”

I’m not crazy about him. I have friends who are very progressive Catholic priests and they were horribly disappointed when Benedict got elected since he was known to be an ultraconservative. He was going to, and did, lead the Church back to the Middle Ages. You have to remember Benedict occupied the same office which was held by the Grand Inquisitor, the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith. The name of the office has clearly changed but you get the idea. I do find it amusing that the conspiracy websites and blogs have already started to go into overdrive.

St. Malachy, first Irish saint

St. Malachy, first Irish saint

Most of it has to do with the prophecies of St. Malachy, an Irish saint and seer who apparently prophesied the identity of the last 112 Popes. According to the traditional account, in 1139, Malachy was summoned to Rome by Pope Innocent II. While in Rome, Malachy purportedly experienced a vision of future popes, which he recorded as a sequence of cryptic phrases. This manuscript was then deposited in the Roman Archive, and thereafter forgotten about until its rediscovery in 1590.

Many people consider the prophecy a hoax since Malachy’s biographer Bernard of Clairvaux makes no mention of it when he published the biography in 1595. Even if it was an elaborate hoax from the 16th century, then why does the list of fake quatrains correspond almost exactly from the 16th century down to Benedict?

I’m not going to replicate Malachy’s entire prophecy but I’ll only highlight the last 100 years:

Pope No.

Translation of Malachy’s motto

Papal Name

Real name

Historical reference or Explanation

260

104 Religion destroyed

Benedict XV (1914–1922)

Giacomo Della Chiesa

Reigned during, but had no influence to stop,World War I. This unprecedented period of violence was mainly fought between the Christian powers of Europe, destroying empires which had lasted centuries and began the worldwide spread of atheistic Communism.

261

105

Intrepid faith

Pius XI(1922–1939)

Achille Ratti

Established Vatican City as a sovereign country with the papal office as

head of state.

262

106

Angelic shepherd

Ven. Pius XII (1939–1958)

Eugenio Pacelli

Reigned during World War II, he is reported to have covertly helped Italian Jews escape extermination. Said to have received visions, some of which have yet to be revealed.

263

107 Shepherd and sailor

Bl. John XXIII(1958–1963)

Angelo Giuseppe Roncalli

From Venice, a maritime city.

264

108

Flower of flowers

Paul VI(1963–1978)

Giovanni Battista Enrico Antonio Maria Montini

His coat of arms featured three fleur-de-lys.

265

109 From the midst of the moon

John Paul I (1978)

Albino Luciani

His month-long reign began with the moon half-full.

266

110 From the labour of the sun

Bl. John Paul II(1978–2005)

Karol Wojtyła

Born on the day of a solar eclipse and entombed on the day of a solar eclipse.

267

111 Glory of the olive.

Benedict XVI (2005–2013)

Joseph Ratzinger

Chose the regnal name Benedict after St Benedict of Nursia, founder of the Benedictine Order. The order’s crest contains an olive branch.

268

112 Peter the Roman, who will nourish the sheep in many tribulations; when they are finished, the city of seven hills will be destroyed, and the dreadful judge will judge his people. The end.

Unknown

Unknown

268

If the prophecies are correct, Pope Benedict is to be the second-to-last Pope. The next pope is to be the last one.

“the city of seven hills will be destroyed, and the dreadful judge will judge his people. The end.”
The seven hills here are a direct reference to Rome, but what’s to be destroyed? The city itself, the Roman Catholic faith or that creepy global thinktank the Club of Rome? I don’t know what’s going to come out of this but the election of the next Pope will be very, very interesting to watch. Maybe nothing will come out of Malachy’s vision.

Prophecies aside, I think the Church may very well disappear in the next few decades anyway only because they will be financially bankrupt due to the sex scandals and litigation fees. Unless they start reforming in drastic ways and accept the ordination of women in the clergy, get rid of the doctrine of enforced celibacy for clergy, accept same-sex marriages, give women back control of their own bodies, open up the Vatican Archives for public scrutiny, come completely clean on their history and abuse of orphans, First Nation’s peoples, unwed mothers and children born out of wedlock, then I’m afraid the declining years and end of this institution is within sight.

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If she wants to work and can do a good job in ministry, let her.

It’s a shame because as many horrible abusive priests and clergy there are within the Church (and Benedict knew about them all, he just conveniently had them re-located and shuffled somewhere else,  like what Cardinal Mahoney in the Los Angeles diocese did as well), there are also quite a number of good people and things too.

I’m thinking of the Liberation theologists of Latin America who sided with the poor against armed guerillas  and death squads usually funded by the United States, oftentimes losing their lives in the fight for justice as well.

I’m thinking of Sister Megan Rice, an 82 year old nun who has a habit of jumping fences at nuclear facilities to protest nuclear weapons.

Sister Megan Rice, badassed nun.

Sister Megan Rice, badassed nun.

There is also a very impressive intellectual history. Great minds like Pierre de Teilhard de Chardin, Hildegarde of Bingen, and even J.R.R Tolkien. He was a devout Catholic. If you watch or read the “Lord of the Rings” trilogy, there is a very Catholic aesthetic and atmosphere to it. Like him or hate him, Michael Moore is also a practicing Catholic and the morning before he won his Oscar for “Bowling for Columbine” and chastised Bush in front of the world for what he did in Iraq, he spent it at Mass. His work is deeply informed by his Catholic background.

Spiritual art of Hildegarde of Bingen

Spiritual art of Hildegarde of Bingen

Most of my primary and secondary education was done at Catholic schools which is why I know a lot about it. I know first-hand that there are good people there. I’m thinking of the late Father Mathias, a Capuchin monk from India and guardian of the House of the Virgin Mary at Ephesus who was unfailingly generous with his time with me. I’m thinking of the Catholic nun who attuned me to Reiki so that I could use it with patients when I visited the cancer wards. It would seem that inside the Church, like any other institution, power seems to screw up the minds and hearts of those at the top. Let it go on too long and rot sets in.

Maybe David Icke may turn out to be right after all (especially from 4:20 onwards).

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3 thoughts on “The Karmic Wheel takes another turn

  1. kezalu

    You’ve got to ask yourself why the early exit? If he has the sense to know his brain and body are a bit tired, then he’s still got a few more good years of Poping in him. Poor Pope JP2 could barely keep his head up and he was still able to wash feet.

  2. simian

    Great article. Thanks for posting.

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