Monday, March 4, 2013
MY CLAIRVOYANCE AND THE NEW POPE
As you know, I was clairvoyant when I sat next to the then rector of the North American College in Rome, Monsignor Timothy Dolan, who had invited me as vocation direction to an intimate dinner in his seminary apartment with a few other friends of his. This was 1998 and I thought to myself as I watched and heard him and I quote directly from my thoughts as I ate the Italian food in front me and I sat to the right of the good rector who was at the head of the table: "This man would make a great archbishop of New York!"
I kid you not, I actually thought that and I told others what I thought after that meal! I kid you not!
Well, my clairvoyance, and I have it on this blog somewhere, but don't have time to look it up, has led me to predict that the Archbishop of New York who, low and below is not only the Archbishop of New York, but also a cardinal and on top of that a cardinal-elector of the next pope, the one and same Cardinal Timothy Dolan, I have predicted that he "could" be the next pope. Yes, I predicted that! And you know my clairvoyance about these things, because I have touted it so much here, but maybe not.
So, if Timothy Cardinal Dolan becomes the next pope, may I most humbly suggest that he adjust some of his "a little too much down-to-earth, slap you on the back and say outrageous, silly things antics?" I know many people love this sort of thing, and that is precisely the point, we don't want the cult of the personality again in the papacy, we need continuity in this regard with His Holiness, Benedict XVI, Pontifex Maximus Emeritus!
So these are my most humble suggestions to the possible new Holy Father, Pope Timothy I (?):
1. When on radio or television or in public, like general audiences, don't talk with your mouth full of food which you do on your radio program on Sirus/XM radio! That is uncouth for a deacon, priest, bishop, cardinal or pope to do, for anyone to do, child or adult!!!!!
2. Don't act silly in public and say silly, witty things, like in interview by a reporter who asks if you might be pope and you state I thought this was ABC news not Comedy Central.
3. Don't have a pitcher of beer next to you at your general audiences and take swigs of it between sentences or during sentences.
4. Don't overwhelm people with your gestures and forced smiles, especially at Mass.
5. Don't take on the trappings of a politician, celebrity or other cult figure in public by glad handing and slapping others on the back.
6. Be pontifically proper, wear lace albs, Roman chasubles and do the EF Mass
7. If you go into the conclave as pope and come out as cardinal, return to your New York Cathedral and get rid of the faux altar in front of the magnificent free standing altar under the baldacchino of St. Patrick's and start using it again even when facing the congregation. At least then you'll feel like you are at the papal altar.