"I saw it in the window and I just couldn't resist it.”
The Pope said Mass backwards - facing the wall - back to the people - ad orientem.* "The only alternative was to put on the polyester vestment and celebrate as the architecture required."
The Pope has a new ferula - a cross with Christ risen from the tomb - in 'bling' - sent by a company whose business practices are - I'm not sure. It's a Resurrexifix.
The Pope wore polyester. Vestments. Were. Polyester. "Appalling
There is a tone emerging.
Not just emerging - but in your face - loud and clear - it never went away.
Triumphalist snark. It's just getting louder.
The fashion-decorum commentary reminds me of a story. Several years ago, I once used a cigarette lighter to light the candles for adoration and a very snooty cleric gave me a really dirty look and told the priest-celebrant what I did. Clerics with attitude.
Song for this post... i'm watching you ... here.
PS: I got a great email from a friend about blogs, bloggers, and blogwatchers:
I don't care if to care if Pope Francis says mass forwards, backwards, wearing silk or polyester.
I don't care either. Really.
*No Chinese lady - not facing China.
"Is everyone lit?"