Pope Benedict in the background
Oh! If only the fanon, the furs, the ostrich feather fans, the fancy jewels and hats, the vermillion footwear, and all the other fantastic folderol were featured - the Church would be what she was in the oh-so glorious past...
Si, so true!
Anonymous,What does any of that have to do with the Gospel or the future of the Church? To me, it seems like most of that stuff would be too hot or too heavy to wear, especially in the Roman summers. I'd be satisfied with faithful teaching and reverent liturgy, but alas...
Do canonizations such as this--with no ground-swell cult of veneration, with no clear-cut miracle attributed, with plainly polemical rather than spiritual rationale--raise a question as to the infallibility of the greatly weakened modern process?
What does any of that have to do with the Gospel or the future of the Church? It is a visual display of reverence for Christ, the Gospel, the office, and the Church.
Call an Eastern Orthodox bishop and He'll tell you.
looks like you gotta have Gloves, ermine, or a stole. PF better get with the program!
Anonymous at 12:00:Alternatively, you believe this approach has worked out better? http://philotheaonphire.blogspot.com/2013/03/the-consequences-of-liturgical-abuse.htmlhttps://rorate-caeli.blogspot.com/2006/03/marini-speaks-outside-liturgical.html
"Pope Francis also jokes with the Roman clergy that he and Pope Emeritus Benedict are on the waiting list for canonization."Joking or, given the recent flurry of activity at the Saint Factory, was he in part being serious??? If the Pope is joking about this, is the process perhaps broken?
I remember when Priests started to wear less than impressive vestments for Liturgical functions, out of what they claimed to be personal humility. In the Old Testament God himself commanded what vestments and the precious materials that were to be used in those vestments, for the public worship of the Most Holy God. The Traditional Catholic Vestments were not meant to glorify the one who wore them, they were for the purpose of glorifying the Creator of Heaven and earth. God said to St. Catherine of Sienna about priests, "My House they humble but their own dwelling places they lavishly furnish".
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