Bring back the violet (winter and summer sets) and watered-silk rose for Gaudete and Laetare too!
The one portrayed should remained dressed in red, indeed...
what a great picture! The Pope of my childhood..
Better than that, bring back some real Cardinals, not the usual ineffectual nonentities we have been getting, such as Schonborn, Wuerl, Dolan, Lehmann, et al.
Hear, hear. The current colour makes cardinals look like walking tomatoes, rather than wearers of the colour of shed blood.
I agree wholeheartedly!
I never even knew or noticed that the red had changed. Why/how did it change? Did itmjustmsor of happen because Gammarelli's fabric was made differently or something along those lines - or, was it another one of those horrible Paul VI changes that he made by decree while the whole Church was collapsing around him?
Is there anything the innovators didn't tinker with?Without prejudice to the others mentioned - H.E. Timothy Cardinal Dolan can hardly be described as an ineffectual nonentity. Please have some respect for the Sacred Purple [oops Tomato :-)]
Shame that everything was "reformed" to be "updated." Even the rite of exorcism. Couldn't they have just left some things alone? Why tamper with good things that work?
Everything they tampered with were good things that worked. What we were left with are at best, mediocre things that don't seem to be working [at least not as well]. e.g. the Book of Blessings [not]. [Not talking about the efficacy of the Mass and the Sacraments of course, just the rites and ceremonies thereof].