Curious About the Curia

Pope Francis arrives in the U.S.

Father Guido Sarducci’s statement about Pope Francis (Jorge Bergoglio) being part of an in-group at the Vatican, the Roman Curia, checks out. Pope Francis, Argentinian, but also Italian, belongs to this central committee, said Father Guido. “He’s Italian-Argentinian, but he’s in the in-group. He’s part of the Curia.” (Background: Encore Sarducci Vatican Analysis, Ersjdamoo’s Blog, September 21, 2015.)

Father Guido Sarducci is an act performed by comedian Don Novello. And so too is “Pope” an act performed by comedian Jorge Bergoglio. Of course, the person Jorge Bergoglio is more than a comedian, as is also the person Don Novello.

Jorge (pronounced HORR-hay) is Spanish for George. Jorge Bergoglio was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and worked as a bouncer at a nightclub before deciding to enter the seminary. Jorge became the Archbishop of Buenos Aires in 1998 and was created a cardinal in 2001 by Pope John Paul II. On March 13, 2013, Jorge Bergoglio put on the act of Pope Francis. [1]

When Jorge was still a cardinal, he was appointed to five administrative positions in the Roman Curia. [1] So Father Guido is correct about Jorge Bergoglio having belonged to the in-group at the Vatican, the Roman Curia.

There are two persons here, Jorge and Pope, just as there are the two persons Don Novello and Father Guido Sarducci. This causes confusion when trying to discern “Pope Francis.” The person Jorge Bergoglio, under disguise of “Pope Francis”, abolished the €25,000 annual bonus paid to the cardinals serving on the Board of Supervisors for the Vatican bank. He also inaugurated a plan for revising the Apostolic Constitution on the Roman Curia, Pastor Bonus, including on the committee of eight cardinals several known as critics of Vatican operations and only one member of the Curia. [1]

Belonging to the central committee and having been approved as cardinal by Pope John Paul II, hardly a radical leftist, Jorge Bergoglio could well be, as Father Guido Sarducci said, in essence a right-winger. “He’s a Jesuit, you think they’re more liberal, but they’re not,” stated Father Guido. [2] The structure of the Vatican top-down hierarchy is to remain the same, but with an emphasis now on “Liberation Theology” social justice concerns. It is to be “Red Fascism” instead of “Black Fascism.” But it is still fascism, and so is “right wing” as Father Guido says.

“It’s not going to happen from the top. The only way the church is going to change is from the bottom,” stated Father Guido Sarducci. [2]

Father Guido theorized that Pope Francis now speaking against “global warming” is a strategic way of diverting attention from pedophile priests. [3] My own take on this is slightly different: The pedophile priests scandal was used to twist the arm of the Vatican. A blackmail agreement was reached: If the Vatican would get onboard the “global warming” agenda, then the “news” coverage of the pedophile priests scandal would become subdued. Add to this a “Liberation Theology” pope somewhat in agreement with the “global warming” agenda and you can see that coming to a deal became less difficult.

In Edward Gibbon’s Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, the controversy over the “Trinity God” concept is recorded as having been a common topic of discussion. Constantinople (now Istanbul) was the principal seat and fortress of Arianism, a belief that God is unique and that because the Godhead is unique, it cannot be shared or communicated, so the Son cannot be God. [4] But Arianism was rejected in the schools of Rome and Alexandria, Egypt. In “the archiepiscopal throne of Macedonius”, which I take to mean Constantinople and its jurisdiction, “the eager pursuit of religious controversy afforded a new occupation to the busy idleness of the metropolis.” One city, wrote a contemporary observer, was “full of mechanics and slaves, who are all of them profound theologians, and preach in the shops and in the streets. If you desire a man to change a piece of silver, he informs you wherein the Son differs from the Father; if you ask the price of a loaf, you are told, by way of reply, that the Son is inferior to the Father; and if you inquire whether the bath is ready, the answer is, that the Son was made out of nothing.” [5]

“I and my Father are one,” stated Jesus in John, chapter 10, verse 30. It is not “Trinity God” but the Almighty, the one God, having taken on the flesh. But one of the “mechanics”, the Emperor Constantine, not having much grasp of sublime and delicate thinking, just decided to be done with it and ordered “Trinity God.”

The Roman pope claims to derive his authority from Matthew 16: 18: “And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.” But the true meaning is more arcane, according to Emanuel Swedenborg. By “a stone” is meant faith, and by “a rock” the Lord as to faith. That “a rock” denotes the Lord as to the truth of faith, is because by “a rock” is also meant a bulwark against falsities; the bulwark itself is the truth of faith, for combat is waged from this truth both against falsities and against evils. “Thou art Peter [Petrus], and upon this rock [Petra] I will build My church,” said Jesus. “A rock” here denotes the Lord as to faith, and the faith which is from the Lord. “[H]e who thinks from reason can conclude that the Lord’s church has not been built upon any man, thus not upon Peter, but upon the Lord Himself, thus upon faith in Him.” [6]

——- Sources ——-
[1] “Pope Francis”, Wikipedia, September 23, 2015.
[2] “Encore Sarducci Vatican Analysis”, Ersjdamoo’s Blog, September 21, 2015.
[3] “Vatican Analysis From Father Guido Sarducci”, Ersjdamoo’s Blog, September 20, 2015.
[4] “Arianism”, Encyclopedia Britannica (online).
[5] “The ‘Best of’ Edward Gibbon’s Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire”,
[6] Arcana Coelestia, by Emanuel Swedenborg. Num. 8581.


About ersjdamoo

Editor of Conspiracy Nation, later renamed Melchizedek Communique. Close associate of the late Sherman H. Skolnick. Jack of all trades, master of none. Sagittarius, with Sagittarius rising. I'm not a bum, I'm a philosopher.
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