Monday, November 16, 2015

PROGRESSIVE ULTRAMONTANISTS ARE JUST AS SPASTIC OVER POPE FRANCIS' OFF-THE-CUFF REMARKS (THE LOWEST FORM OF PAPAL TEACHING AND ARE NON-MAGISTERIAL) AS TRADITIONAL CATHOLICS WERE WHEN POPE BENEDICT WORE THE FANNON FOR THE FIRST TIME

In the good old days, I was the first in blogdom to post this photo of Pope Benedict restoring the fannon at a papal Mass. Everyone thought it would lead to the restoration of the pre-Vatican II days. 

Many think that Pope Francis "off-the-cuff" fannon is a restoration of the 1970's!


A permanent deacon, yes, a deacon, hits the nail on the head at the Praytell blog as it concerns Pope Francis and his progressive mentality especially expressed in off-the-cuff remarks and other non magisterial musings:

  Deacon Fritz Bauerschmidt on November 16, 2015


I suspect that if I had been asked the same question as Pope Francis in a public setting I would have offered up a similar sort of word-salad, expressing similar sorts of sentiments. But there is a peculiar sort of ultramontanism that pays too much attention to the off-the-cuff expostulations of a Pope (not, may I suggest, all that different from those who saw the wearing of the fanon as the harbinger of the imminent restoration of the papal states). Perhaps something official will be forthcoming, maybe in connection with the anniversary of 1517 ... and then you can playfully elbow me and say, “See, I told you so.” At which point I will gladly concede that the papal word-salad was in fact tea leaves, and that you read them better than I.

My comment: And drink the kool-aide tea too!

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

The fannon is just an amice with an attitude....

Anonymous said...

Plus, it looks like mattress ticking...

gob said...

I really don't want this heathen troll to embarrass you expert Catholics, but it's a fanon, not a fannon.

Fr. Allan J. McDonald said...

Either way it is archaic and did not usher in the pre-Vatican II Church and disappeared as quickly as it appeared.

gob said...

Even if it is archaic, it's not "either way" Fr. Macdonnell. Spelling words correctly is a good idea.

Fr. Allan J. McDonald said...

Actually even McDonald is wrong. USA gave it to my father when he was naturalized in 1942. Should be MacDonald. But he lived and died with misspelling and so will I.

Anonymous said...

Most people here seem to love and long for "archaic". The fanon dates back to the 10th or 12th century. Isn't that where you want the Church to go?

Fr. Allan J. McDonald said...

I'd settle for 2007 AD.

Gene said...

Pope says the Holy Year is for Muslims, too. I hope they keep the windows closed tight at the Vatican or the squirrels will grab the Pope.