Friday, February 22, 2013

Blackmail/Vatican and December 17

Okay okay it's the whole Vatican is gay thing.  I didn't want to read it either.

But there is something important in the article:
The paper said the pope had taken the decision on 17 December that he was going to resign – the day he received a dossier compiled by three cardinals delegated to look into the so-called "Vatileaks" affair.
For those who can't count, that's 4 days before December 21 ("the end of the world.")  And figuratively, if nothing else, that would have been the end of the world for the Vatican if these things are true and a big deal is made of it.

Which goes back to the Horn/Putnam book, Petrus Romanus, where 2012 is the focus, not 2013.

1 comment:

  1. Dec. 17th is the start of Saturnalia.

    "ancient Roman festival in honour of the deity Saturn held on December 17 of the Julian calendar and later expanded with festivities through December 23. The holiday was celebrated with a sacrifice at the Temple of Saturn in the Roman Forum and a public banquet, followed by private gift-giving, continual partying, and a carnival atmosphere that overturned Roman social norms: gambling was permitted, and masters provided table service for their slaves. The poet Catullus called it "the best of days.""

    Pope in his Saturn hat

    more on the hat