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Wednesday, 6 March 2013

6 March 2013. More Links on Bobby’s Arrest

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Here are two more links on Bobby K’s arrest:

http://www.mysuncoast.com/news/south_newsroom/church-administrator-charged-with-grand-theft-of-over/article_bb3efb2e-86a3-11e2-bdfc-0019bb30f31a.html?mode=print

http://www.news-press.com/article/20130306/CRIME/130306029/Venice-priest-arrested-theft-church-funds

The smart word “out there” had it that Bobby evaded arrest in Syosset because he had “dirt” on bishops and priests. Well, he has no dirt on these parishioners… that means that he can’t pull that gag again. Remember how Eric Tosi lies… do you remember his classic statement when accusations surfaced that Piggy Iggy Burdikoff had his hand in the till? “The records simply don’t exist”. I have 115,000 reasons not to believe that, and so do you. I’d LOVE to see Eric on the stand (and Bobby might call him as a witness just to see him squirm on the stand). Tosi doesn’t have the First Families watching his ass this time (Lyonyo would kick him off the train without any compunction and he’d lose no sleep over it).

Bobby made over 30 Gs (925,000 Roubles. 23,000 Euros. 20,000 UK Pounds) a year in that Florida parish… most priests don’t get that sort of salary. That cries to heaven for vengeance. What the hell did he do for that money? If that doesn’t tell you that Paffhausen was crank and crook to the core, nothing will. He smiled whilst this jabronie made more dengi than most priests receive from their parishes. Nasty piece of work all around, isn’t it? It’s time for the OCA to come forward with the evidence against Bobby… and to shut up loudmouths like Monkey Silver and Love BT. A friend of mine suggested that I should’ve greased up to BT, but I’ll tell you, his claque is disgusting, and the fact that tolerates thieves and coddles First Family apparatchiki is too much of a muchness.

It’s time to wind up this sorry travelling circus… it’s time to go home.

BMD  

 

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Venice FL Church Official Accused of Embezzling $53,950

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The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office said that the administrator of a Venice FL church is accused of embezzling 53,950 USD (1.67 million Roubles. 41,500 Euros. 35,900 UK Pounds) from funds intended to help struggling parishioners. Robert Kondratick, 67, of the 11700 block of Tempest Harbor Loop in Venice, was arrested Wednesday for reportedly embezzling from church funds intended to help people who fell on hard times. In January, church council members contacted the sheriff’s office after discovering funds were misused over a six month period from June to December 2012. Kondratick, then employed as administrator of the Holy Spirit Orthodox Church, was then fired by church officials. Witnesses told the sheriff’s office that Kondratick requested signed blank checks to pay what he claimed were church expenses. However, an investigation revealed he cashed 28 checks made out to “cash” or to himself totalling 53,950 USD. Detectives obtained an arrest warrant for Kondratick, who turned himself in to face one felony count of grand theft. In 2007, the Orthodox Church in America relieved Kondratick of his duties as priest following an investigation into financial misconduct whilst he was working in the state of New York. At that time, criminal charges were not pursued.

6 March 2013

Sarasota Herald-Tribune

http://www.heraldtribune.com/article/20130306/BREAKING/130309720/2055/NEWS?Title=NEW-Venice-church-official-accused-of-embezzling-53-950

Editor’s Note:

I’d remind the Centre that Fathausen and Bobby K were as thick as thieves. Ergo, they shouldn’t take in Fathausen… he’s TROUBLE in all caps. By the way, where are Love BT, Monkey James, and the Monomoron pukes? Perspirin’ minds wanna know…

BMD

 

The Point of Impact

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Some time ago, the public saw the new collection from famous fashion designers Dolce and Gabbana. They based it on Byzantine (New Roman) church art, including faces of the Virgin and the saints from icons, and holy Christian symbols serving as accessories and jewellery. We saw large crosses like those worn by bishops and other ecclesiastical regalia located below the belt of models, images of saints were painted on heels or on the genital area of clothing.

The reaction of the fashion world was quite subdued… critics accused the designers of lacking novelty and of using an overly-literal depiction of religious images. In fact, for a long time, the world of pop culture and show business has been accustomed to the frequent use of the sacred Christian symbols… jewellery in the form of a cross and pop divas prancing about in nun’s habits are quite commonplace. In addition, frankly satanic symbols are common in mass pop culture; it’s become a huge industry. Inverted crosses, pentagrams, and all the trappings of Satanism are an integral part of the subculture, including a subgroup of aesthetes associated with a cult of drugs and getting high, found in a wide range of rock music… from the psychedelic to the so-called “metal”.

Because Dolce and Gabbana toyed with Christian symbols in their fashion designs presented to the public, one could call it an exercise in sophisticated anti-Christian mass culture… was it just ordinary bourgeois boredom… was it even a kind of perverted “return to tradition?” However, this event is much more significant than just another attempt to put sacred Christian symbols into the mass industry of show business, for modern people have forgotten their true meaning. It shows the actual state of Western civilisation, which is post-Christian, or, rather, anti-Christian, and its idiosyncratic nature. We could describe this condition as “the point of impact”. In artillery jargon, this term refers to the point where a projectile hits the ground. In the current socio-cultural situation, we can talk about the final convergence of two vectors… mass culture and avant garde élite culture. These vectors mutually influence each other; they act as mutual catalysts, heightening their mutual velocities, leading modern civilisation into the abyss of rebellion.

The so-called modern élite culture includes contemporary art, rock music, and experimental cinema; it was and is a laboratory of mass culture, a factory for the development of meanings and images used by the fashion, entertainment, and advertising industries. This esoteric laboratory tests the readiness of the public conscience to accept new meanings and images. This testing takes place in the form of the removal of all conceivable constraints of traditional consciousness by levelling and destroying all its forms, especially religious ones.

The successive erasure of cultural memory, of the civilisational memory of God, accompanied by the destruction of religious codes has cultivated decomposition as an art form; it’s the source of the piles of money earned by the producers of mass culture. Fact is, this product, like any other, has its marketing and sales laws. That is, the person consuming it would then need to experience this again and again, thus, ensuring the reproduction. However, one doesn’t approach grounded and knowledgeable individuals (уцеломудренный), rather, one appeals to ciphers with a broken and disjointed will, because popular culture is addressed not to grounded and knowledgeable individuals with individual will, instead, it appeals to those who’ve subsumed their individuality in subordination to the zeitgeist.

Thus, popular culture has two successive and interrelated objectives… to dismember the human person, to excite their easily-aroused psychophysical instincts (e.g., sexual or of destructive urges), to spur them to act on them impulsively. Algorithms for working this equation were developed in the laboratory of avant garde culture and contemporary art. This contains a deeper meaning, a kind of anti-sacrament in contemporary art. If the Christian sacrament intends to bring reconciliation to a human soul soiled by sin, then, this anti-sacrament aims to bring about a complete destruction of the soul, taking something meant to be solid, smashing it, and scattering it to the winds.

To trace the basic trajectory of modern culture briefly, to recognise this laboratory in which, in particular, the anti-Christian strategy of mass culture germinates, it’s necessary to mention some figures that blazed its paths. They came from the radical wing of contemporary art, they founded the “trend”, which is moving (and which will move in the foreseeable future) modern civilisation. Of these radicals, in the first place, one could mention a member of the so-called “Vienna Actionism“, Georg Nietzsche, who exhibited his “work” in Moscow a few years ago. Mobile and fixed exhibitions from his Theatre of Orgies and Mysteries were supposedly illustrations of the Gospel events and use Christian symbols, including a crucifix submerged in a terrible and bloody bacchanal of naked body parts portraying an unbridled orgy. He used both artificial and real blood; he butchered animals and birds. This eerie pagan mystery went far beyond good and evil, being a demonstration of extreme satanic possession, in which the human form is completely lost.

In addition, one can’t fail to notice the activities of other known “artist” Oliviero Toscani, who works mostly in the genre of postmodern photography, often used in advertising. His photographs are widely used as advertising images; a clothing company used images that depicted Catholic priests kissing nuns. The advertisement was posted in Rome near the Vatican City walls, which resulted in a major scandal, which led, in turn, to a sharp increase in sales. This situation, by the way, in many ways illustrates the relationship of contemporary art and pop culture; it only stipulates that anti-Christian themes successfully work on the flywheel of mass production industry.

Most often, the objects of attack by “contemporary art” are the most holy and sacred symbols of Christianity, including the crucifixion. Blasphemous images of the Lord on the cross are a favourite “satire” of postmodernists, such as the image of a drunken crucified frog, with a beer in one paw and an egg in the other (Martin Kippenberg), or a series of photos of crucifixes immersed in glass cups filled with urine (Andres Serrano). It’s impossible not to mention the recent events that took place in Moscow and some other Russian cities. This was a series of exhibitions with a controversial anti-Christian theme and protest actions in some churches {that is, Pussy Riot was profoundly WESTERN; it had NO Russian roots whatsoever: editor}. It only exists on the periphery of our civilisational vector; however, post-Soviet contemporary culture repeats the verities of the West in the 60’s.

Thus, the glamorous, but no less blasphemous, collection of Dolce and Gabbana is an extension of and a watershed in the general anti-Christian vector of apostasy in the development of modern civilisation. Pop culture, which includes the world of fashion, draws techniques, meanings, and images from the laboratory of avant garde culture; it reproduces them, turning them into a well-packaged consumer product. Reproduced with stunning accuracy, one sees that the images of Christian art no longer inhabit a sacred space; one doesn’t even recognise them as relics of a bygone European culture. Now, they’re nothing more than scattered fragments, shards that lost their lost meaning, ghosts whispering of the existence of a dead European Christian civilisation. This posthumous existence of culture, revealed to us by two fluky sodomites, should finally lead us to an understanding of our place in the world and of our Christian cultural mission. In the final analysis, the death of Christian culture is our common problem; one can only say with bitterness the words of King David… The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God (Psalm 13.1).

NB:

Click on the URL below, the original Russian post has more images of this “creative” designer’s work…

BMD

6 March 2013

Andrei Yakhnin

Pravoslavie.ru

http://www.pravoslavie.ru/jurnal/59947.htm

Editor’s Note:

I’ll simply say this… the Left is more profoundly conservative in a real sense than any of the Righties are. The Right trumpets individualism and anarchic shrugging off of all limits (that’s what laissez-faire economics is all about). The Left says, “We’re in this together; we have to share what’s there”. There are more believers amongst communists in Russia than there are amongst pro-Western crapitalists. Reflect on that. Gennady Zyuganov was right… Christ WAS the first communist, and if we wish to have a godly and moral society, it basis MUST be rooted in socialism, not godless grasping crapitalism. ‘Nuff said…

BMD

The Vatican is Speculating on the Possible Date of the Election of a New Pope of Rome

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On Tuesday at 13.00 CET (04.00 PST. 07.00 EST. 12.00 UTC. 16.00 MSK. 23.00 AEST), the world-famous Sistine Chapel in the Vatican, an outstanding shrine of Renaissance art, was closed indefinitely to the public in connection with the upcoming conclave, which will elect a new Pope of Rome. A message posted on the official website of the Vatican Museums indicated that in this period the Borgia Apartment, located on the floor below the famous chapel, along with its rich collection of religious art (Vatican Collection of Modern Religious Art), would close to the public. The Sistine Chapel, decorated with frescoes by MichelangeloBotticelli, PeruginoPinturicchio, Ghirlandaio, and other great Italian masters, is the centre of attraction for millions of tourists who annually visit the Vatican Museums. It was built in 1473-81 by the architect Giorgio de Dolci commissioned by Pope Sixtus IV della Rovere.

Since the end of 15th century, the Sistine Chapel hosted the conclaves that elected the Pope of Rome. The first conclave in the Chapel was in 1492, which elected Rodrigo Borgia as pope, who took the name of Alexander VI. However, the Sistine Chapel became the formal site for the conclave only in 1996, when Pope John Paul II Wojtyła issued the Apostolic Constitution Universi Dominici Gregis (The Whole Congregation of the Lord), which details all the regulations for a conclave. So far, the Chapel hosted 24 papal elections, whilst conclaves were held in the Vatican Palace 51 times. In addition, papal elections took place in Rome (outside the Vatican) 34 times, in Perugia, Viterbo, and Avignon, 5 times, in Naples, 2 times, and in once in each of Siena, Terracina, Velletri, Verona, Ferrara, Pisa, Konstanz, Anagni, Arezzo, Lyon, and Venice.

Sergei Startsev

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Italian newspaper La Stampa and its website Vatican Insider, which has a capable stable of Vatican experts, is creating a special blog dedicated to the conclave, and announced that it’d cost 1,000 dollars in order to access it. The demo version of the service, called “live broadcast”, covering the confidential meetings of the College of Cardinals concerning the conclave, is in the public domain. The creators say that the blog will publish material about the conclave and related events in Rome and the Vatican written by analysts, scholars, and experts in real time. At the same time, the proposal doesn’t specify how it’s going to obtain information about the conclave, since, according to Catholic tradition, the violation of conclave secrecy is punishable by excommunication. Not only the Cardinals, but the chief master of ceremonies, his aides, the Secretary of the College of Cardinals, the monks who hear the confessions of the prelates, and the medical staff take an oath to keep secret everything that they hear and see during the conclave, and not to use recording or technical devices. At the conclave, the cardinals can’t receive mail, or use telephones or other communication equipment. In 2011, Vatican expert Andrea Tornielli published in Vatican Insider the secret diary of the 2005 conclave that elected Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger as pope. It described in detail the balance of power, the main candidates, the voting process, and the distribution of votes after each round, until the conclave elected a new pope.

Viktor Khrul

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According to Fr Federico Lombardi, the official spokesman of the Holy See, not all the cardinal-electors eligible to participate in the conclave to elect a new pope have arrived in the Vatican; he expects them all to be in Rome on Thursday. He stated that out of 115 “princes of the Church”, which will elect a new pope, only two aren’t at the Vatican. Lombardi said that the start date for the conclave isn’t set yet. On Wednesday, the cardinals held the fourth session of the general congregation in the new hall of the Synod of Bishops to discuss critical issues of church life on the eve of the conclave. Lombardi said that 153 people attended the meeting. He also said that two sessions of the congregation would meet on Thursday… one in the morning and one in the afternoon.

According to the Apostolic Constitution Universi Dominici Gregis (The Whole Congregation of the Lord), issued in February 1996 by John Paul II, the pope should be elected at a meeting of cardinals, none of whom should be over 80-years-old. Currently, the College of Cardinals has 208 members, of which only 117 are electors. Experts expect that in the March conclave will attract 115 cardinal-electors. According to a particular rescript motu proprio signed by Benedict XVI Ratzinger in June 2007, his successor will have to win at least two-thirds of the conclave’s vote. During his 11 February announcement about his decision to abdicate the papal ministry , Benedict XVI noted the need to convene a conclave urgently to elect a new Pope of Rome. Lombardi said then that that Catholics should have a new pope by Easter, which Catholics celebrate on 31 March this year.

Natalia Shmakova

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Vatican spokesman Fr Federico Lombardi didn’t rule out that the Roman Catholic Church could have a new pope by Catholic Palm Sunday, which falls on 24 March this year. In answering reporters’ questions, Lombardi said, “Whether we’d have a new pope by Palm Sunday depends on the conclave. The general expectation is that it may well be, but that’s only a desire, not a certainty”. Lombardi also said that the College of Cardinals, which has to meet in March to elect a new pope, has “no hurry” in setting a date for the beginning of the conclave, noting, “They have an outstanding sense of commitment; accordingly, they’ll be thoughtful, earnest, and careful in preparation [for the conclave]”. Earlier Wednesday, the Mayor of Rome, Gianni Alemanno, said publicly that there might be a possibility of an enthronement of a new Pope of Rome by 17 March.

Sergei Startsev

5/6 March 2013

RIA-Novosti

http://ria.ru/world/20130305/925942689.html

http://ria.ru/world/20130306/926147880.html

http://ria.ru/world/20130306/926157067.html

http://ria.ru/world/20130306/926176518.html

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