As everyone knows, especially those who actually have read what Vatican II taught, the documents make specific reference to the banning of lace albs. To wear a lace alb is to oppose Vatican II. Vatican II taught that lace albs are your grandmother’s lace and not to be used in the Mass.
We appreciate all that Vatican II taught. Not only did the documents of Vatican II ban lace albs, along with that specific, Vatican II clearly and directly banned fiddleback vestments, black vestments, stained glass windows, altar railings, attached altars, ad orientem and Latin, especially Latin and Gregorian chant, as well as the traditional sanctuary and altar arrangement.
But the ban on lace and grandmother’s lace in particular, was quite dogmatically and infallibly stated. That anyone some 60 years after Vatican II banned these things, still wear lace is, how shall I say this, so pre-Vatican II. Of course that means that the one doing it is to be mocked, despised, marginalized and bullied. Thank you Vatican II for showing Catholics the proper mentality toward all those pre-Vatican II Catholics with their stupid, stunted and in unenlightened customs.
And Cardinal-designate Zuppi, what would the pope say to him? What slurs can be hurled at him? How can we mock him because as one can see in his grandmother’s lace and nice grandmotherly lace at that? Suffice it to say and this is quite enough, it is quite visibly evident that the good designate is “so pre-Vatican II! That’s enough of an insult, no? (Interesting that the FSSP priests’ albs aren’t as grandmotherly as the soon-to-be cardinal, no?
Also, I like this article by a Church of England priest posted on Praytell. But Allen Griffith’s comment is particularly insightful. Yes, this from Praytell: