While I get and appreciate the humor, it does have an ecclesiology – a very centrist/authoritarian one, that many people derided when J2P2 or B16 were the names on the door.
Alan Hommerding : While I get and appreciate the humor, it does have an ecclesiology – a very centrist/authoritarian one, that many people derided when J2P2 or B16 were the names on the door.
And that many people applauded when JP2 or B16 were the names on the door.
@Norman Borello – comment #3:
My sympathy to the makers of “traditional” attire for prelates. Be interesting to see the way the new batch of Cardinals dress for their big day.
Back some years ago an Irish SVD who was elected Provincial in a Latin American country was persuaded, by older German confreres, to put on black trousers, a clean white shirt and “proper” black shoes when he went to pay a courtesy visit to the Archbishop. He found the Abp sitting at his desk wearing trousers of a non-descript colour, a polo shirt and open-toed sandals.
When he returned to his residence in the slums he gave the shirt away to a parishioner who came to make arrangements for his daughter’s wedding. The shoes and trousers met a similar fate.
Hairshirts on the outside? You’re doing it wrong.
@Jeffrey Pinyan (@JeffPinyan) – comment #5:
St Philip Neri would allow people who wanted to wear hairshirts to wear them on the outside so people would laugh at them and they would get a dose of humility better than a physical penance. When Philip was pestered to receive a red hat he took the one on offer and kicked it around the room like a football. Nevertheless all his sons and grandsons offered the red hat took it.
@halbert Weidner – comment #7:
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