Tag Archives: Pope Francis

VISITATION

I. Ernesto Cardenal was wearing a beret when he read his book of poems “Ninety at ninety” before the adoring masses in Nicaragua. He was, after all, former Cultural Minister of President Daniel Ortega from whom he was estranged after … Continue reading

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SUMMER TIME

1. Liza del Giocondo, “mother of five born into an aristocratic Florentine family,” aka Mona Lisa, whose enigmatic countenance had puzzled men through centuries, could have been secretly laughing at those who languished at her feet – she was a … Continue reading

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CRIMINAL

1. A. Stephen Mansfield, in his “Killing Jesus,” claims the Roman centurions in their bestial flogging would expose the bones & organs of the victim, instantly killing him after several strokes [Mel Gibson’s “Passion of Christ,” despite its Aramic dialogue, … Continue reading

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MIMESIS

1. The new Pope Francis, aka Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, opted to ride a bus with fellow cardinals to the Vatican’s inner city, shunning the sleek limousine befitting his stature. He is a simple man, his admirers, plain folks & … Continue reading

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