Friday, October 11, 2013

At The Holy Name of 'Lesus'?


Proof reading, checking texts seems to be 'the' problem with Vatican at the moment, if they can't get the Son of God's name right on the medal issued to commemorate the new Papacy, is there any hope?

I am told this banner appears on a Vatican website, I can only find it on the site of one of the parishes the Pope has visited. I think I remember seeing it on film at a Papal audience, again you would think someone might suggest it is 'inappropriate', some in the crowd should have suggested it should be taken down.

There is something quite concerning going on, it worries me that there on the altar of Santa Marta rather than a crucifix dominating the altar and framed by candlesticks, it is so tiny that its absence would not be noticed, the floral decoration seems to be as important.

I am told on few occasions this Pope's predecessor after crowds chanted his name would look embarrassed and point to the crucifix. The message always has to be 'Jesus', there is no substitute, there is no room for error or mistake.

Getting the name and place of Jesus right is more important than getting the Curia or the Vatican Bank right, failure to do so indicates a lack of seriousness about him.


24 comments:

Lynda said...

Flowers on the Holy Altar, a tiny crucifix - speaks volumes.

Fr Admin said...

It was on the flickr picture set uploaded onto the official Vatican site news.va, and it was there for some weeks, until the set of pictures was updated very recently.

Genty said...

It's quite clear what's going on.

viterbo said...

Litany of the Most Holy Name of...Jesus

Lord, have mercy. Christ, have mercy. Lord, have mercy. Jesus, hear us. Jesus, graciously hear us. God, the Father of Heaven, have mercy on us . God the Son, Redeemer of the world, have mercy on us. God, the Holy Spirit, have mercy on us. Holy Trinity, one God, have mercy on us. Jesus, Son of the living God, have mercy on us. Jesus, Splendor of the Father, have mercy on us. Jesus, Brightness of eternal Light, have mercy on us. Jesus, King of Glory, have mercy on us. Jesus, Sun of Justice, have mercy on us. Jesus, Son of the Virgin Mary, have mercy on us. Jesus, most amiable, have mercy on us. Jesus, most admirable, have mercy on us. Jesus, the mighty God, have mercy on us. Jesus, Father of the world to come, have mercy on us. Jesus, angel of great counsel, have mercy on us. Jesus, most powerful, have mercy on us. Jesus, most patient, have mercy on us. Jesus, most obedient, have mercy on us. Jesus, meek and humble of heart, have mercy on us. Jesus, Lover of Chastity, have mercy on us. Jesus, our Lover, have mercy on us . Jesus, God of Peace, have mercy on us . Jesus, Author of Life, have mercy on us . Jesus, Model of Virtues, have mercy on us . Jesus, zealous for souls, have mercy on us . Jesus, our God, have mercy on us . Jesus, our Refuge, have mercy on us . Jesus, Father of the Poor, have mercy on us . Jesus, Treasure of the Faithful, have mercy on us . Jesus, good Shepherd, have mercy on us . Jesus, true Light, have mercy on us . Jesus, eternal Wisdom, have mercy on us . Jesus, infinite Goodness, have mercy on us . Jesus, our Way and our Life, have mercy on us . Jesus, joy of the Angels, have mercy on us . Jesus, King of the Patriarchs, have mercy on us . Jesus, Master of the Apostles, have mercy on us . Jesus, Teacher of the Evangelists, have mercy on us . Jesus, Strength of Martyrs, have mercy on us . Jesus, Light of Confessors, have mercy on us . Jesus, Purity of Virgins, have mercy on us . Jesus, Crown of all Saints, have mercy on us . Be merciful, spare us, O Jesus! Be merciful, graciously hear us, O Jesus! From all evil, deliver us, O Jesus . From all sin, deliver us, O Jesus . From your wrath, deliver us, O Jesus . From the snares of the devil, deliver us, O Jesus . From the spirit of fornication, deliver us, O Jesus . From everlasting death, deliver us, O Jesus . From the neglect of your inspirations, deliver us, O Jesus....

viterbo said...

...through the mystery of your holy Incarnation, deliver us, O Jesus . Through your Nativity, deliver us, O Jesus . Through your Infancy, deliver us, O Jesus . Through your most divine Life, deliver us, O Jesus . Through your Labors, deliver us, O Jesus . Through your Agony and Passion, deliver us, O Jesus. Through your Cross and Dereliction, deliver us, O Jesus. Through your Sufferings, deliver us, O Jesus. Through your Death and Burial, deliver us, O Jesus. Through your Resurrection, deliver us, O Jesus. Through your Ascension, deliver us, O Jesus. Through your Institution of the Most Holy Eucharist, deliver us, O Jesus. Through your Joys, deliver us, O Jesus. Through your Glory, deliver us, O Jesus. Lamb of God, who take away the sins of the world, spare us, O Jesus! Lamb of God, who take away the sins of the world, graciously hear us, O Jesus! Lamb of God, who take away the sins of the world, have mercy on us, O Jesus! Jesus, hear us. Jesus, graciously hear us. Let us pray. O Lord Jesus Christ, you have said, "Ask and you shall receive; seek, and you shall find; knock, and it shall be opened to you"; mercifully attend to our supplications, and grant us the grace of your most divine love, that we may love you with all our hearts, and in all our words and actions, and never cease to praise you. Make us, O Lord, to have a perpetual fear and love of your holy name, for you never fail to govern those whom you solidly establish in your love. You, who live and reign forever and ever. R. Amen.

Richard Collins said...

Definitely on the road to 'L' (sorry Father).

JARay said...

This is most disturbing.
I am doing my best to be positive about Pope Francis but so much that is going on simply makes it very difficult.

Francis said...

I try to ignore the 1970s liturgical reversionism and focus on the really good parts of the Holy Father's preaching. Today he gave a sermon on the devil which is a real humdinger.

This will cheer everyone up:

http://en.radiovaticana.va/news/2013/10/11/pope:_guard_against_deceit_of_the_devil/en1-736378

Martina Katholik said...

On an Argentinian blog they are speculating if this is really mere accident since L(a)esus has a meaning in Latin.

Michael d'Arcy said...

As reported by the Catholic News Agency on 20 May 2013, Pope Francis asked those gathered for the Pentecost Vigil Mass at the Vatican to chant Jesus' name instead of his own, highlighting his role as Christ's vicar on earth.

“From now on no more 'Francis,' only 'Jesus,' all right?” he asked rhetorically during the Pentecost Vigil Mass said May 18 at Saint Peter's Square.

“All of you in the square shouted out 'Francis, Francis, Pope Francis,' but where was Jesus?” he admonished them. “I want to hear you shout out 'Jesus, Jesus is Lord, and he is in our midst.'”


Article link

Jacobi said...

The image which keeps coming to my mind these days is that of St Cpl Jones. Don’t panic, don’t panic!

Martina Katholik said...

BTW , what really worries me is how easily Catholics seemed to get used to the fact that the Pope celebrates his daily Holy Mass only in this ugly environment in St. Martha. He has his own magnificent church, St. Peter and other papal basilicas, hasn´t he?
Isn´t the best just good enough for our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ?

The Doctor of the Church St. Alphonsus de Liguori says:
"And here it is necessary to consider what the same Council of Trent says in another place, that the ceremonies have been instituted by the Church in order to excite in the faithful the veneration and esteem due to so great a sacrifice, and to the most sublime mysteries that it contains. "The Church," says the holy Council, " has employed ceremonies, whereby both the majesty of so great a sacrifice might be recommended and the minds of the faithful be excited, by those visible signs of religion and piety, to the contemplation of those most sublime things which are hidden in this sacrifice." But instead of inspiring reverence, these ceremonies, when performed with great haste, diminish and destroy the veneration of the people for so holy a mystery.
Peter de Blois says that the irreverence with which Mass is celebrated makes people think little of the most holy sacrament. This scandal cannot be excused from mortal sin. Hence in the year 1583 the Council of Tours ordained that priests should be well instructed in the ceremonies of the Mass: "For fear that the people intrusted to their care, far from entertaining veneration for our divine mysteries, might regard them only with indifference.

How can priests expect by Masses said with such irreverence to obtain graces from God, when during the oblation of these Masses they offend and dishonor him more than they honor him ?"

http://www.freewebs.com/wallmell/LiguoriDignityDutiesPriest.pdf

Jon said...

The good God bless and keep you, Father.

You seem to be the only high-profile Catholic blogger with the courage to say these things. And you say them with the respect and deep concern that grows from evident love of Christ and His Church.

You're very much in my prayers.

Flambeaux said...

I finally concluded a couple of weeks ago, in conversation with my spiritual director, that while I can't stop anyone, not even the Pope, from giving scandal, I can elect whether or not I allow myself to be scandalized.

So I'm paying less attention to all of the sound and fury. Yes, it's more or less putting my head in the sand, an option our dear host here does not have.

But I'll teach the Faith to my children, worship in the good parish I'm blessed to have found, and try to avoid letting all the insanity remove me from "the peace that passeth all understanding".

I just don't have the energy to be outraged by the latest "malapopism", scandal, crime crying to Heaven, etc. and do my job, feed my family, raise them in the Faith, etc.

So, Kyrie Eleison.

Joe Potillor said...

Kyrie eleison

Gungarius said...

Oh Come on. Its an error, not a neomasonic plot. The church and those for it have made errors since before the cock crowed three times.

Would we rather have a church that spends vast sums of money putting the staff in place to stop this sort of error happening at the expense of the poor?

Pater Ignotus said...

The flower-arrangement-on-the-right candles-on-the-left thing is standard fare here in most Italian churches (except for the Papal Basilicas, which are notable exceptions, even in their side chapels where daily Masses are celebrated). The surprising thing is that this even happens in Domus Sanctae Marthae. It strikes me as a decorative scheme that was invented by women religious, but why it is allowed in any part of the Vatican is beyond me. Anyhow, it is not uncommon here.

Wynn said...

"… vast sums of money putting the staff in place to stop this sort of error happening …"

I do hope Gungarius is being ironic (though I fear he probably isn't). I'll happily offer my services as proofreader for all such future releases. Even if I were to charge commercial proofreading rates, I bet it would cost the Vatican very much less than this bizarre fiasco. And that's without even taking into account the negative publicity of having the Catholic Church apparently not knowing the name of its divine founder!

viterbo said...

Martina said -quote on dignity of priests.

Thanks for the quote and the link. It's helpful to be reminded constantly of how sacred and solemn the Mass has always been understood and undertaken by the Church.

BTW: laesus from laedo- to hurt, to harm, to offend.

gemoftheocean said...

There was a time when whomever struck the coin would have committed Hari-Kari or flat out die of shame for that sort of error. Does no one take pride in their work anymore?

Even so-called "quality" press constantly come up with flaming errors all the time. My 90 year old father-in-law was in one of the so-called quality grocery stores the other week and they had a printed sign up re: "Manuel labour." So my f-i-l asked them how much "Manuel" charged. Again, not all that long ago a printer who'd released such a think would have been ashamed.

Gungarius said...

Modern Parables #94. Of splinters and planks in the Internet age.

Hark the sound of complaints of one wrong letter, let do ye consider the stream of sins and calumnies from thine own keyboads?

I bet most of those moaning here would not be if Benedict was still Pope when this error occured.

Gungarius said...

Gem. Do you really think the person who made this error should commit the Mmortal sin of Despair?

parepidemos said...

Gungarius@9:11 Thank you for 2 sane and balanced comments. Some people are looking for just anything to take a swipe at Pope Francis, even to the point of blaming him for a misspelling. Petty, petty minds.

beithGazo said...

Is the priest on the far left of the last picture Syro-Malankara?