Friday, June 06, 2008

Rome Nixes Nationalistic Vestments
At least it's a start

Here's some of the article from The Australian;
Pope rejects garment design

The Pope has decided he will not wear the vestments specially designed for World Youth Day and billed as "chic clergy couture" on the WYD website.

The "earthy-red" coloured vestments feature the Southern Cross constellation on the front and an indigenous feature titled "Marjorie's Bird" on the back.

The Pope is known to dislike vestment symbols that are not explicitly Christian. He may, though, wear some variation on the vestment design, a WYD spokeswoman said.
Don't get me wrong... Rome rejecting these blantantly non-Catholic vestments is a good thing. I just think it would be kind of nice (and also a great display of fidelity and consistancy) if the rejection of almost half of the Stations of the Cross by the WYD organizers would itself, be rejected.

Oh, and seeing that Rome is so hot to trot on rejecting vestments that aren't "explicitly Christian", can someone explain to me these creepy-assed Blair Witch Project Mass vestments?


Blogger SonarMan said...

During Advent, on Gaudette Sunday, my pastor will not wear the rose(pink)vestments (if he thinks he can get away with it. He wears a deep blue.

The first time I saw this, I said (loudly, in mock ignorance) "I didn't know blue was a liturgical color!" He had this look of "Shit - I'm busted!" look on his face for a second, and then, soto voce and a bit of wry humor said "We won't mention that to anybody."

1:59 PM  
Blogger Carolina Cannonball said...

The Church needs to let WYD go.

2:19 PM  
Blogger ignorant redneck said...


Those look more like the white Geneva Gown and stole that some Methodist clergy are using, when they don't want to switch to the Alb and Stole that their more liberal collegues are using.

4:17 PM  
Blogger Vir Speluncae Orthodoxae said...

Well, he has such a mess to clean up thanks to those before him in the last 30 years, so he has to pick his battles somewhere to avoid civil war...though I think war with modernists is a good thing.

8:47 PM  
Blogger Hail3N1 said...

Whose the fairy godfather playing handy dandy pandy with the children?

10:08 AM  
Blogger Joe of St. Thérèse said...

It's a start, bringing back the Stations of the Cross would be a good thing (no, the real stations that include Traditon).

12:44 AM  

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