Wednesday, April 16, 2014

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU! HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU...

Say a prayer for Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI. Today is his 87th birthday.

22 comments:

Anonymous said...

There's just no such thing as too much lace or gold, is there? Just like the stuff Jesus wore...

Carol H. said...

Jesus did not reject the gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh. He did not reject the gift of aromatic nard.

We should not belittle the gifts given to Christ's Church over the past 2,000 years. What makes less sense is waste good money on new vestments when the older ones are still perfectly usable.

Henry said...

That picture surely shows the pope who--both in his personal behavior and in humbly submitting himself to the traditions of his office--epitomized true humility as no other pope past or present, at least in recent memory.

Joe Potillor said...

True humility, God grant him many years.

Dan Z said...

Happy Birthday Holy Father Benedict!

Anonymous said...

God Bless pope emeritus Benedict XVI. He will be regarded as the strongest and most humble pope in the history of the church. My own opinion is that he sacrificed his papacy for the Church that she might be healed of all the heresy that spread after VII and the evil caused by the pedophile scandal. Benedict XVI is a dry martyr in every way.

Anonymous said...

These outfits say "humble" like Liberace's outfits did.

Anonymous said...

He we go again another "lace and gold" hater, keep your polyester and velcro vestments, we will take our gold, lace, stunning sacred vestments and all things of beauty to please God. Happy birthday Holy Father we miss you more than you could imagine!!

Cameron said...

Well Jesus didn't wear cassocks or plain vestments like Pope Francis either. Oh, nope, neither did he wear suits, cufflinks and silken ties.

What's your point Anon?

Anonymous said...

Most websites have...way down at the bottom...in fine print, a place where you can click to "Unsubscribe". I don't see one here. How do I get out?

Anonymous said...

These are not my people.

Anonymous said...

Jesus wore what the common people of his day wore. He didn't dress like King Herod.

Fr. Allan J. McDonald said...

Jesus isn't a dead hero but the Risen Lord, King of Kings and dresses as we do in heaven not on earth 2000 years ago. Liturgy points to Christ now.

Anonymous said...

You have no more idea than I do about what Jesus or anybody else wears in heaven. Since there are no sex sins there, maybe everybody is naked.

Anonymous said...

And...stop thinking about Mary Magdalene in the buff.

George said...

Anonymous @ 8:51

Joan of Arc at her trial:

Asked if St. Michael was naked, she answered: "Do you think God has not wherewithal to clothe him?"

Carol H. said...

The garment that Jesus wore here on earth was seamless and fine enough that even the roman soldiers did not want to damage it, but left it in one piece.

Flavius Hesychius said...

I think a troll is afoot.

Anonymous said...

Read the Book of Revelation where St. John is shown what the heavenly liturgy looks like and you will not find a cheap feel good liturgy that the "lace and gold haters" love but a very liturgical act with chant, incense and vestments. Look at the Old Testament and how God wanted only the very best for temple worship. On Holy Thursday Christ Himself sent the apostles ahead of Him to make sure everything was ready and in proper order for what was to take place. To be Catholic is to be liturgical. For 2000 years the church was not wrong. The silliness of "cheap impoverished liturgy" is something made up by liberals who actually have no Catholicity about them and hate all those who do. Jesus may have been born in a stable but He is returning on a throne.

Anonymous said...

Do not feed the trolls.

Anonymous said...

I suggest the anonymous trolls read the Book of Exodus and they might surprise themselves with the gold, etc, outlined there. St Francis and St Clare dressed the altar with the finest of linen, etc. Those who wish to strip the sanctuary bare do so at their own peril. Funny thing is Our Bishop who is rather drab in his vestments and leans more towards the pottery side of things has just had a retirement house refurbished for himself, complete with chandeliers, marble and a large dining table that sits at least 20.

Anonymous said...

Long live Benedict XVI and Deo gratias for his papacy!

Jan