[E]t dabo vos in opprobrium sempiternum, et in ignominiam æternam, quæ numquam oblivione delebitur. [You shall be a laughing-stock for ever, a by-word eternally; time shall never efface the memory of your shame.] Jeremias xxiii. 40.
The reckless (re-) abandonment of the regal and distinguishing appurtenances of the papal office, whatever the motivation, is not a true or practical humility. It debases the Petrine ministry and office and compromises the mission of the Ecclesia Catholica in the world. Nevertheless and always, oremus pro pontifice nostro Francisco: Dominus conservet eum, et vivificet […]
Here’s a snippet of a story emailed to me by a friend. I’m not sure what, if anything, can be made of this, or even that the report of a former Anglican bishop can be trusted. Anyway, it’s posted here for what it’s worth. h/t to my moderator friend at Rorate Caeli. * * * […]