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UPDATE: IOR (Eeyore: Vatican Bank) vs Father George, money launderer, financier of international terrorism. Humor.

[[ UPDATE: This post was published yesterday. I saw this post as published yesterday on my phone. But it has disappeared from what is visible on the desktop computer. Interesting. Let’s try to publish it again. Only something like one in five of my posts is sent out to subscribers. If you want to follow this blog you have to come to this URL directly, you know, by putting it in the top menu or whatever your system allows. Sorry for reposting this for those who saw it. Thanks. //// ]]

[[ UPDATE: Since it is Vatican Bank which is investigating me for money laundering and the financing of international terrorism, I wonder if I’m one of the ones for whom the three bullets sent to Pope Francis are intended. There seems to have been a complaint about how the finances are being handled. Plenty of fodder for that by the way. The French police who were alerted to this already in France where they intercepted that letter said that the person sending the bullets is clearly known the Gendarmerie. That’s really creepy. Especially because I’m well known to Vatican Intel, specifically to Giani, who was fired by Francis while he was getting close to discovering all the rubbish. Giani gave my case over to Gauzzi, who succeeded Giani. ]]

[[ UPDATE: I just tried to send another short email just saying that I can’t seem to get through, and that was rejected for now two days in a row. So this is not just the temporary housecleaning of servers. I’m blocked. After attempting to post this again, I’ll try to publish my fuller response. Then I’ll “confess” publicly my “crimes” of any “money laundering” and any “financing of international terrorism.” ;-) ]]


//// Original post from 9 August 2021: ////

So, IOR (pronounced Eeyore) (Istituto per le Opere di Religione: Vatican Bank) has been investigating yours truly for money laundering the financing of international terrorism, threatening to freeze my account. Bwaahahahahaha….

I asked for names in the IOR with whom I might correspond so as to “confess” my “crimes” of any “money laundering” and any “financing of international terrorism” even while they – in first instance communication – threatened to freeze my account.

And they did send me two names. Along with all the metadata, it’s a verified email account, and it’s in proper working order. Heheheh…

Great! So now I tried to send a more fulsome response, getting closer to my upcoming promised “confessions”:

  • I sent that response via simple email txt. It was rejected as an email by the Holy See and sent back. ;-)
  • I then created a pdf of 28 kbs. Tiny. Just txt. I know they have that capability as it’s they also sent me a pdf attachment. That was also rejected as an email by the Holy See and sent back. ;-)
  • Then I sent just a few words in a txt email to the general IOR address, asking for an email capable of receiving more than just two or three words. That was it. That was also rejected by the Holy See and sent back. ;-)

Probably the email system of Vatican City State is down, except that they received it and automatically rejected my email, you know, by way of email. Perhaps it’s just some servers that are down, you know, of the IOR, you know, while they are in the midst of being watched while Cardinal What’s His Face is indicted on many criminal charges including fraud to the tune of 400-500 million dollars (or is it euros?). Quite a bit whatever the case.

Or, maybe they are running scared, realizing the implications of what they’ve done. Too late!

I’ll wait a week or so, and see if they come back on-line (or they unblock me?). But I am tempted to publish my response to them on this blog with some adjunct remarks. We’ll see.

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John dances like a camel, I like a donkey, and what about you?

Image result for dancing camel gif

  • John leaped in the womb for joy in the womb of his mother Elizabeth at the presence of Jesus in the womb of Mary, who herself gave voice to the joy of Jesus.
  • John was clothed in camel hair. Super penitential, right? Yes. Dour? Not at all. It’s called not taking oneself seriously, freeing one up to be joyful in Christ Jesus our Lord.

It’s not that John, the greatest of prophets, didn’t have to learn anything:

  • Let it be for the sake of the fulfillment of all righteousness…
  • As the Master, so the disciple: yes, you’ll have to get your head cut off… Blessed is he who is not offended by me…

And with that, John, not taking himself seriously, faced his death with joy, dancing for joy as much as he could in his chains, in a dungeon. Perhaps you dance like John?

Meanwhile, we build shrines to the saints (like this post), not to say that we wouldn’t have handed the sword to the soldier of Herod who cut off John’s head, for we would all do that given the circumstances and our own idiocy, but rather to say that, with God’s grace, of which they spoke, we can repent of our celebrations of the ways of this world and learn to rejoice, to dance for joy, to leap for joy at the presence of the Lord Jesus in our lives. Perhaps you dance like this with Jesus…

byers dance paul vi audience hall

I dance like a donkey. I admit that we might be a bit dour when we start on this epic spiritual journey, playing the part of the ass of a donkey, so to speak, still taking ourselves a bit too seriously, but then we are introduced little by little to the joy of recognizing the presence of the Lord Jesus with us, and then we also dance for joy, even helping others to do the same. A good friend saw this donkey the other day and couldn’t resist getting it for me, donkey that I am… Ha ha ha…

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Meanwhile, I’m sure that Saint John Vianney’s condemnation of the ludicrous dancing in Ars won’t come my way for me being happy to dance for joy in the Lord no matter what. The patron saint of priests, for the dedication of the Baptist’s chapel in his little parish church quipped that “John lost his head for a dance”. Sure. But there are different kinds of dancing. John was also happy to dance with abandon before the Lord, as did David. There’s a long and happy tradition of dancing in Judeo-Catholic life.

It is said by the students of the Tilma that Our Lady of Guadalupe is dancing. Perhaps you dance like Jesus’ good mom:

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Even Laudie-dog, Break-dance-dog, demonstrates her joy. Perhaps you dance like Laudie-dog:

laudie dog break dance

  • Hey John, they’re gonna cut your head off…
  • Oh, O.K. I guess I’ll have to dance like a chicken with my head cut off…

martyrdom of saint john the baptist

Look… Really…. JOY no matter what…

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