Benedict XVI wears the fanon
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(10-21-2012, 03:25 PM)Mithrandylan Wrote:
(10-21-2012, 03:20 PM)LoyalVIews Wrote: It has been suggested that he is bringing things back bit by bit. Perhaps this is another step in the ladder? Maybe he has a plan, we can't read his mind.

It's also been shown and discussed that everytime a brick is added, it seems that two are removed.

This pope has never celebrated the TLM, has done nothing about the novus ordo, has praised heretics for their faith and has invited and encouraged false worship.  Pray for him and the Church, but he has done nothing to prove orthodoxy, much the opposite.

Actually he celebrated the TLM numerous times in public as Cardinal Ratzinger and there are rumours he celebrates it privately as Pope. He's done plenty about the NO. He's encouraged Communion in the traditional manner, used Latin, as ordered by Vatican II, good vestments, the use of the Pontifical dalmatic, improved the Papal music considerably, the use of the Benedictine arrangement as a stopping point before switching to ad orientem (the Pope having celebrated two in such a fashion). Pope Benedict leads by example and the young and younger clergy especially are following him
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(10-21-2012, 04:26 PM)Adelbrecht Wrote:
(10-21-2012, 03:40 PM)SaintRafael Wrote: Pope Benedict was given a tiara as a gift from Catholic and Orthodox Christians last year. He hasn't used it:

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A serious waste of money, honestly. There are a lot of tiaras in the papal collection, and the money could've been better spent for parishes or aid for the poor.
We could always sell that one to the U.N as well for world peace or whatever. Maybe we can hope + Burke will play +Spellman and save it from auction.
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(10-21-2012, 04:26 PM)Adelbrecht Wrote: A serious waste of money, honestly. There are a lot of tiaras in the papal collection, and the money could've been better spent for parishes or aid for the poor.

It was not a serious waste of money. The tiara was financed by a German businessman who has the money, deep pockets, and a real love for the papacy. The tiara was specifically designed for Pope Benedict. If you look at the pictures of the tiara, you can see that it carries the coat of arms of Pope Benedict. The other Papal tiaras were not made for Benedict and this one was, with his coat of arms. The Pope should have the finest things available befitting the sublimity and magnificence of his Papal office and Monarchy. He is a true monarch. We should always help the poor, but as Christ said, the poor are always with us. The Pope is not.

Helping the poor does not mean the the Church sacrifices the beautiful things that are for God, such as the gold chalices at Mass, the marble altars, the beautiful vestments, and yes, even a gold tiara for the vicar of Christ. For centuries, it was the poor peasants that gave all the money they had, so that their poor parish could have a gold chalice that could be used for Mass, and the whole village would be proud of it.
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(10-21-2012, 04:37 PM)TeaGuyTom Wrote: We could always sell that one to the U.N as well for world peace or whatever. Maybe we can hope + Burke will play +Spellman and save it from auction.
Well, it's there now, but it's just gathering dust now, along with over 20 others. I also doubt the bishops could afford one this time.
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(10-21-2012, 04:48 PM)SaintRafael Wrote: Helping the poor does not mean the the Church sacrifices the beautiful things that are for God, such as the gold chalices at Mass, the marble altars, the beautiful vestments, and yes, even a gold tiara for the vicar of Christ. For centuries, it was the poor peasants that gave all the money they had, so that their poor parish could have a gold chalice that could be used for Mass, and the whole village would be proud of it.
But those chalices, altars, vestments and previous tiaras are/were actually used.
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(10-21-2012, 04:56 PM)Adelbrecht Wrote: But those chalices, altars, vestments and previous tiaras are/were actually used.

We can pray that Pope Benedict uses it, but at least it exists. It's there for him to use.
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(10-21-2012, 04:26 PM)Adelbrecht Wrote: A serious waste of money, honestly. There are a lot of tiaras in the papal collection, and the money could've been better spent for parishes or aid for the poor.

It's a gift of appreciation for the pope. I doubt it was so very expensive. Relax.
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(10-21-2012, 03:04 PM)Mithrandylan Wrote: I'm not content with traditional table scraps.
  That is just what it is, table scraps.  They throw the Traditionalists a bone once in a while.  The pope has yet to celebrate the TLM in public.
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(10-21-2012, 04:26 PM)Adelbrecht Wrote:
(10-21-2012, 03:40 PM)SaintRafael Wrote: Pope Benedict was given a tiara as a gift from Catholic and Orthodox Christians last year. He hasn't used it:

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A serious waste of money, honestly. There are a lot of tiaras in the papal collection, and the money could've been better spent for parishes or aid for the poor.

John 12:6 Wrote:Now he said this, not because he cared for the poor; but because he was a thief...

:tiphat:
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#20
When I become Pope, the traditional Mass will be restored at Saint Peter's; and not only that, but I'll celebrate at the Lateran (the Pope's own cathedral) every Sunday,  and enact a program to gradually mandate that all bishops celebrate the traditional Mass from the throne in their cathedral churches every Sunday. The fact that bishops don't even celebrate the Novus Ordo in their cathedrals every Sunday should be a cause for concern.

The normative Mass in the Sistine Chapel will be the Sarum.

Oh, and at least the Pope wore the fanon with Gothic vestments. It looks silly with a fiddleback, although the fanon probably hasn't been worn with a Gothic chasuble for centuries. That's more remarkable than the fact that the Pope is simply wearing it.
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