Ladies and Gents I initially wrote this and completely randomly I spoke to someone from Argentina who told me that this new pope being Argentinian brought hope to many people. I immediately put the brakes on publishing this post. Hope is a very fragile thing and I dont want to sully it. However today I saw similar sentiments on the internet about what I have chosen to say and with that I give you my take on the new pope situation. Thank you for reading MrMary “U.S. Catholics can be certain of this: Papa Francesco will make no abrupt reversals, least of all on issues over which they find themselves most disconnected from church teaching,” writes Kathleen Cummings on GPS. “But during a time when so many of them are clamoring for change, they are likely to be encouraged by any break with precedent at the highest levels of church leadership.”U.S. Catholics can be certain of this: Papa Francesco will make no abrupt reversals, least of all on issues over which they find themselves most disconnected from church teaching,” writes Kathleen Cummings on GPS. “But during a time when so many of them are clamoring for change, they are likely to be encouraged by any break with precedent at the highest levels of church leadership.” http://globalpublicsquare.blogs.cnn.com/2013/03/15/can-pope-bridge-gap-between-america-and-rome/
Fact # 1
After the period of the Wars of Independence, the elites of most of the countries (except for Brazil) of the region (Latin America) mistakenly concluded that the cause of their underdevelopment was their populations being mostly Amerindian, Mestizo or Mulatto, so a major process of “Whitening” was required, or at least desirable. Then, most Latin American countries implemented policies to promote and incentivate European immigration, and some were quite successful at it, especially Argentina, Uruguay and Brazil. The amount of European immigrants arrived from the late 19th century and the early 20th century far surpassed the figures of original colonists. Numbers vary according to the period taken into account, but it is evident that, of a total 15 million immigrants arrived in Latin America,Argentina received 6.4 million and Brazil welcomed 5.5 million immigrants between 1821 and 1932.
Fact # 2
Taken from this article in Discover Magazine How Argentina became white.
As with other areas of new settlement such as Canada, Australia and the United States, Argentina is considered a country of immigrants. Most Argentines are descended from colonial-era settlers and of the 19th and 20th century immigrants from Europe, and 86.4% of Argentina’s population self-identify as European descent. An estimated 8% of the population is mestizo, and a further 4% of Argentines were of Arab or East Asian heritage. In the last national census, based on self-identification, 600,000 Argentines (1.6%) declared to be Amerindians (see Demographics of Argentina for genetic studies on the matter). Following the arrival of the initial Spanish colonists, over 6.2 million Europeans emigrated to Argentina from the mid-19th to mid-20th centuries Argentina was second only to the United States in the number of European immigrants received, and at the time, the national population doubled every two decades mostly as a result.
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The new Pope is an Argentine with a cloudy past. Some of the cloudiness in Francis’s past has to do with his relative obscurity during the years when he was still known as Jorge Mario Bergoglio. During the Dirty War in Argentina there was a comprehensive campaign aimed at the elimination of Communists and others seen as “subversives.” There have been past accusations, including testimony from a handful of priests and bishops, that the man who is now Pope Francis was complicit, too, if in a more subtle way. The key allegation against him is that he pointed out left-leaning priests to the military as dissidents, leaving them exposed, and that he did not defend two kidnapped clerics or ask for their release. He has denied this, and says instead that he protected priests and others—just quietly, in secret.
My Question then is : Has anything changed ?
- Jorge Mario Bergoglio was born in Buenos Aires, one of the five children of Mario José Bergoglio, a railway worker born in Portacomaro (Asti) in Italy’s Piedmont region, and his wife Regina María Sivori, a housewife born in Buenos Aires to a family of northern Italian (Piedmontese-Genoese) origin.
This to me is a joke. On the surface it looks like a good move but its the same shit shuffled around. There is a shady past, innocents getting killed and a ruse to endear people to a cause. Personally deep down in my heart wherever that is [since we are going deep, it’s probably around my testes -balls deep] I feel that spiritual leadership has nothing to do with one’s race or gender, sexual orientation, but if I think back on the history of the church I remember it has always been an aggressive political organization very little concerned about morality.Do you remember these things
The Inquisition ( about 125,000 investigated and 6000 people killed )
International Child Molestation
Opposition to Gay Marriage
Views on Homosexual and Women
Capela da Casa Grande
Hey I am an optimist this may be all in my head. I think though all this aside I question how effective this new pope can be when he has the same closed-minded philosophy. This was clearly a political choice aimed at keeping a membership that is fading fast especially amongst my generation and the younger ones. I’m rambling on now I think you get my point though. I don’t know this guy but I do know a hustle when I see one, however low grade it might be
Side Note: Capela da Casa Grande
a 17th Century structure where slaves were baptised before being put on slave ships for transport to the Americas. it adjoin to the National Museum of Slavery (Portuguese: Museu Nacional da Escravatura) is located in Morro da Cruz, Luanda, Angola.