Sunday, May 11, 2008

Pope's Pentecost

I have been waiting for the Holy Father's homily, it doesn't seem to be up anywhere yet.

Asia News has a report, part of which says:

In the "federalist" view of the Church, Catholics are called "Roman" in order to limit the universality of this Church. Benedict XVI explains that the Rome cited in the Acts of the Apostles "was the symbol of the pagan world in general", and that in the vision of Luke "the power of the Holy Spirit would guide the steps of the witnesses 'to the ends of the earth' (Acts 1:8), all the way to Rome". The "Roman" character of the Church is therefore another sign of catholicity and universality: "the journey of the word of God, begun in Jerusalem, reaches its destination, because Rome represents the entire world and thus embodies the Lucan idea of catholicity. The universal Church is realised, the Catholic Church".

The Baroque style vestments are by what is becoming everyones favourite supplier Tridentinum


Anonymous said...

The fist picture shows the Holy Father on the ground after having fallen under the weight of these heavy vestments.

Fr Ray Blake said...

I don't think it was the weight of the vestments.

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