UPDATE! UPDATE! UPDATE!: The Holy Father is now in procession from St. John Lateran to St. Mary Major. We conservative southerners truly enjoy that the Holy Father is riding with our Eucharistic Lord in the back of a nicely decorated Chevrolet Pick-up truck! It goes very well with the lace! Liberals who dislike the south may have a fit with our Holy Father riding in the back of a Chevy pick-up, but I am thoroughly enjoying it and remember well my childhood when we were allowed to ride in the back of these without fear of being taken away from our parents. We didn't wear sit belts either inside our trucks to boot!
I'm watching on the internet (mostly listening) to Pope Benedict's Corpus Christi Mass. For the most part it is in Italian although the Kyrie was in Greek and the Gloria, Credo and Sanctus in Latin.
The Holy Father is wearing a Roman style chasuble also known as a fiddle-back vestment with his normal lace alb. These two vestments absolutely drive sterile progressives wild. I wonder why?
Again, the Holy Father prayed the Opening Collect and Prayer over the Gifts in Italian, however, the preface dialogue, the preface itself as well as the Eucharistic Prayer were prayed in Latin. He chose Eucharistic Prayer II, the shortest. This is now his custom even when he goes to Italian parishes and there is no international congregation. I wonder if this is a sign of things to come for the universal celebration of the Mass? I'm not clairvoyant, but maybe I am as you know.