"Are we prepared to promote conditions in which the living contact with God can be reestablished? For our lives today have become godless to the point of complete vacuity. God is no longer with us in the conscious sense of the word. He is denied, ignored, excluded from every claim to have a part in our daily life." - Alfred Delp, S.J.
Tuesday, November 09, 2010
The Queen of Spain receives Holy Communion in an awkward position, and, and, and!!!
So what's your point?
I just find it amusing so many Catholic men on blogs seem to be disturbed by this.
So many questions. Oh my goodness. Why is she elevated above the Pope? What was going on? She's wearing white - who knew they'd object to that? (The obsolete no white after Labor Day rule doesn't apply outside of the USA anyway - although some people think it is forbidden to wear white in the presence of the Pope.) The Queen is not wearing her pretty mantilla either. Her hair - one priest commented on her hair. Communion in the hand seems to be the issue - and not kneeling at the prie dieu. Who cares? The Pope is the one in charge and he gave the Queen Holy Communion - the Queen is obviously bowing.
Pope - Queen - Holy Communion. An international incident?
Just for this, I'll bet the chastisement is coming much sooner than expected.
The King and Queen of Spain have no authority or power - the are constitutional monarchs - they are figureheads - they are only descendants of royalty.