An 11-page letter from Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano, former Vatican ambassador to the United States, accuses Pope Francis of covering for and elevating Theodore McCarrick, a cardinal who resigned his post in July amid sexual abuse allegations. Vigano's missive, published Saturday, calls for Francis to resign. Per Vigano, McCarrick's misconduct was known in Catholic hierarchy for years, and former Pope Benedict ordered him to seclusion for prayer and penance. Pope Francis allegedly removed those sanctions and made McCarrick "his trusted counselor." Vigano is a conservative who has clashed with the more liberal Francis in the past.
Source: The Associated Press, National Catholic Register
The Pentagon said Thursday that it was delaying President Trump's military parade. The plan was to hold the controversial event Nov. 10, but the Pentagon said in a statement that it would now "explore opportunities" in 2019. The cost estimate for the parade recently ballooned, going from an original $12 million to $92 million, with $50 million coming from the Pentagon and $42 million from partners such as the Department of Homeland Security. The plans, which could still change, include about eight tanks, as well as other armored vehicles. Security, transportation of the equipment to be displayed, and temporary duty for some troops inflated the bill. Trump began calling for the parade after attending a similar ceremony in France, saying, "We're going to have to try to top it."
More than 47 people appeared to have overdosed on synthetic marijuana, or K2, possibly laced with fentanyl, in a New Haven, Connecticut, park, police said Wednesday. Twenty-five of the apparent overdoses occurred within three hours, and some of them happened in clusters of four to six. Police arrested one suspect in connection with the cases, some of which were reported to authorities by horrified park-goers. The victims had such symptoms as vomiting, hallucinating, and high blood pressure. "We have a guy laid out in the alleyway, unresponsive, eyes wide open. He's out cold," one unidentified bystander shouted. Emergency crews administered naloxone, an antidote for narcotic overdoses, to some of the victims, but it did not seem to work.
Source: New Haven Register, Good Morning America
4 + 7 = 11 More than 47? So was it 48 or 50? That just seems so strange to say "more than" and then a precise number. More than 50 would make more sense.
Charlotte Rae, the Tony and Emmy-nominated actress best known for playing Mrs. Garrett on The Facts of Life and Sylvia Schnauser on Car 54, Where Are You?, died Sunday at her home in Los Angeles. She was 92. In April 2017, Rae announced that she had been diagnosed with bone cancer, seven years after being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. Born in Milwaukee, Rae got her start in theater and radio, and earned Tony nominations for her performances in Pickwick and Morning Noon and Night, and an Emmy nomination for Queen of the Stardust Ballroom. She first played the role of Edna Garrett on Diff'rent Strokes, but due to the character's popularity, she pitched a spin-off, which led to The Facts of Life.
Source: Entertainment Weekly
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Certain numerology has a strong connection with occultism. Various numbers from time-to-time appear in news articles, and one has to wonder if there isn't some occult significance behind this story.