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.
Posted by Fr Ray Blake