This chasuble is not ugly and its decoration is quite well thought out. The cope is less attractive.I also find quite objectionable referring to the wearer of the chasuble, the Blessed John XXIII as "Bubbles".
LOL. I am glad we can laugh at things... sometimes. Traditionalists are, too often, stuffed shirts.
I agree, the person running this site wants to promote their view not the view of the Universal Church -- Referring to a Pope that way shows disrespect and self promotion -- not qualities of a follower of Christ -- simply a parasite sucking off visible church not the spiritual.
Calling Bl. John XXIII "bubbles" smacks of that disgusting camp of Rocco Palmo when he calls Benedict XVI "his fluffiness".
Hmm, this is not necessarily a style I like, but it is a sorta cool Art Deco look.
I do not see how you as a catholic can levy such criticism on vestments worn by a pope, or even go so far as to insult Bl. John XXIII. Although you might not agree with his theology or liturgical perspective a respectable catholic would NEVER insult the Holy Father.Insofar as the chasuble is concerned the picture is black and white and the style is quite tasteful Art Deco.
No, we're dealing you're dealing with people who expect those who profess the Catholic faith to exhibit some amount of respect for the Holy Father. We expect the creator of this blog to practice the faith and respect he promotes.
Personally, I disagree with John's characterization of this vestment; I think it has much more merit than he attributes to it. That said, it goes too far to suggest that a faithful Catholic cannot critique a vestment design simply because they happen to be worn by a Pope.
And he was not Pope at that time...