Why in the name of Davy Jones is there a mitre here?
The tiara is supposed to be here. Ten to one this confuses clergy and faithful alike. Some of us are at our wits' end with this admixture.
Stifling change is getting old and we need to slunk back to some good old traditions that should not be left behind.
So girt on the tiara and let's roll!
Ja, piracy. Unsquared art is all they still promote in the Vatican. Mutineers are still the majority, friends.ReplyDelete
Thank you John Paul "the Great"ReplyDelete
I have noticed that during the last years of John Paul II's pontificate, and at numerous occasions, the mitre had replaced the tiara in the last pope's coat of arms.ReplyDelete
Some "progressive" key officials in the Vatican, considered the depiction of the tiara to be anachronistic and against the "new springtime' spirit of the church. Of course that paved the way for the next pope to completely remove it from his "stemma". That is all quite unfortunate, as symbols speak volumes. We hope and pray for its full restoration.
First of all, it should be the tiara, not a mitre.ReplyDelete
Second of all, that;s John Paul II's coat of arms....and he's dead 5+ years. I think it should be the present Popes coat of arms there.
Unfortunatly, some still cling to the memory of JP II (Giovanni Paolo, Giovanni Paolo...clap,clap, clap clap clap!!" too much.
Glad you posted this. I've been telling people for a while now that this attempt to get rid of the tiara actually pre-dates the pontificate of B16 and started under JP2. Most don't believe me so here is the evidence. This was the case even though JP2's coat of arms used the tiara! So, as usual, there is a small group trying to foist their attitude's on everyone else.ReplyDelete
Well, I must remember that the owner of the arms designed in the shield never used a tiara. So why that one should be over the shield?... It would be a non sense...ReplyDelete
What a disgrace! Let's be done with all of this nonsense and get back to pre-VII business!!ReplyDelete
I can not for the life of me understand how the lens of continuity is supposed to work when instead of seeing more of the Tiara, we see less of it. I wouldn't mind this as much if the Holy Father were to wear the Tiara a few times a year as was done for centuries. Maybe during the Easter Blessing and Christmas at least. That would indeed be an example of the Hermeneutic of Continuity in practice, not just speeches.ReplyDelete
Cardinals (and archbishops and bishops and all clergy) don't wear galeros either but they are used as heraldic symbols. Coats of arms are not pictures of reality. They are SYMBOLIC!ReplyDelete
I also not that most of the world's monarchs do not actually wear crowns either but they ALL have them on their coats of arms.
Thinking that heraldry is photography is nonsense.
Don't blame it on Sodano. It was JPII. Another example of the whims of a senil man, after all JPII's whim was above his own written law.ReplyDelete
Get over it already.ReplyDelete
And how in the name of "Davy Jones" can you say in the same sentence that people are "stifling change" by not sticking with time old traditions???? You want BOTH change AND time worn traditions???? I think you are very confused.
This came owing to Piero Marini and Company. He loosed his grasp when Guido came, Deo gratias!ReplyDelete
"The reformer is always right about what is wrong. He is generally wrong about what is right." -G.K. ChestertonReplyDelete
This is disrespectful to the wishes of Venerable Pope John Paul the Great, who obviously specifically wished to retain the papal tiara in his arms.ReplyDelete
Portray His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI's arms like this, since he wished for this alteration, but don't re-write history. Next thing they'll be doing is airbrushing papal tiaras out of centuries-old papal portraits!
Oh, and my guess is that the arms of Ven. John Paul the Great are used because this building was built or whoever is located there was established during his reign. What building is this? A letter should be written.
And who's fault was this?ReplyDelete
Cruise the Groove
What building is this? A letter should be written.ReplyDelete
That is the Saint Martha House!