Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Pimp my pope!

The weird ones over at Palmar de Troya/Spain thought that having their own pope and building their own cathedral asked for some proper vestments to go with it. I haven't got the foggiest where they raised the money to build their golden temple and buy a Disneyland's worth of robes and bling. Rumor has it that some old aristocratic widows - still in post-civil-war-shock and charmed by the idea that the late pope Gregory XVII declared Franco a saint - gave all their wealth to the "One Holy Catholic Apostolic and Palmarian Church". Check it out:

1.) Da pope entering da cathedral. What I'd really like to know is how far the photographer had to zoom in to get that shot without getting in the way of whoever knows how many more bishops were carrying the train.

2.) "Who da man?" - "You da man!"

3.) Andy Warhol?

4.) "Stupid chauffeur! Driving my 1970 Chevy Chevelle SS 454 right against that tree! Now I have to travel all slow and shaky."

5.) Don't get me wrong! I love rose-colored vestments. But this looks more like Barbara Cartland's adaption of "The shoes of the fisherman". My favorite one is the tiny satin-guy to the left. And check this out...

6.) ... rose-colored opera-gloves (on the guy to the right)!

7.) And since color-themes are so much fun: Here's blue!

The only sad thing is that there was not one photo of one of the palmarian cardinals in cappa magna. Can you imagine 500 yards of scarlet watered-silk?


Blogger Paul Goings said...

Wow. Just... Wow.

That's all very... Something.

10:03 AM  
Anonymous Father Lloyd R. Brown said...

I see from your BLOG,that you are a catholic of the ROMAN Church. What a shame. My friend, dont make fun of rose colored vestments unless you understand what they represent. Also I see that you do not know very much about the Papacy. All Rokan Popes where carried around like KINGS until about 1960ish.

5:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

correction, spell check,

were. Roman

5:11 PM  
Blogger leo said...

Indeed I am a "Catholic of the Roman Church".

What a shame? Oh, not at all! I do quite get along with being Catholic. But thanks for the concern.

But please, tell me: Where is the logic here? The fact that I show some captioned photos about a schismatic group in Spain proves that I do not know much about the meaning of rose-colored vestments and the history of the papal ceremonies?

I don't think so.

2:16 PM  
Anonymous Father Lloyd R. Brown said...

Rome has been Schismatic since 1054. Your arrogance is shown when you make fun of the fact that my fingers hit the wrong key while typing. Surely you dont think that I do not know how to spell. Well, someone like you I guess you Would. Eccumenical Councils should decide Doctrine, Dogma, Not some old fool in Rome or Palmara Or anywhere else! Seems awfully funny to me that Bishops are required to retire at 75 but some old fool is allowed to remain in "office" until he kicks the bucket. The old fools decide that a Priest cannot marry even when it brings on all types of sexual activities!! May God have mercy on the NEW CATHOLIC CHURCH, The Church of Rome. How do like it when the priest now says "Body of Christ "come and get it"?

6:09 PM  
Blogger leo said...

Dear "father" Lloyd R. Brown,

again, thanks for your concern.

I am sorry, however, for having to refuse to take the blame for pointing out your shortcomings in regards to typing. That was, as you are able to see for yourself, an "anonymous".

Let me first state that I haven't got the slightest idea why you commented on my post the first time. You obviously aren't a member of the Palmarian church that is now mad at me. You obviously aren't inside the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church either. And I must say that your second comment was not exactly helpful in decreasing my doubts whether you are a Christian at all. Sentences like "Your arrogance is shown..." or "Someone like you..." or "Some old fool in Rome..." show a wealth of prejudice and hatred and a deep lack of respect, charity and self-confidence, while the screamingly funny but noetheless wrong "Rome has been schismatic since 1054" points towards some weird sectarian activity. So why don't you develop the guts to tell me who you really are, why you are mad and how I can help you? Surely you do not want to remain on your current level for the rest of your life, do you? Come on, try me.


2:40 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, Sir,
You are very wrong. I am very much a Catholic of the Roman Church! However I DO NOT believe scripture tells me that some old man in Rome should decide for all of us what is or is not to be Believed, PERIOD!! Also my "buddy" it was not the east that left communion wiht the rest of the church history tells us that it was ROME who left. The point for me is this, Why should Bishops be required to retire at 75 but not the Pontiff in Rome? I mean maybe Joseph would like to settle down and get married like some Popes have or at least a LIFE PARTNER???
Anyway, As to who I am, I was ordained to the priesthood in 1964 and I am still in the Church. I just do NOT agree with the notion that anyone is INFALLABLE!!! PERIOD, no scripture basis for it at all. Also please do not quote, Thou art Peter and upon this church I etc, etc ,etc. Study the words and the interpretation of those words,

Father Lloyd R. Brown

2:35 PM  
Blogger leo said...

That's rich!

You don't want some old man in Rome to make decisions for all of us and you do not agree with the notion of this man being infallible. But on the other hand you try to weaken the crystal-clear "Thou art Peter etc." by telling me to look at interpretations of this passage in scripture, interpretations which were no doubt given by men. And if they were given by men, why should they be more valid than anything the Pope has to say about them? Again: Where is the logic?

Also, your conception of the Great Eastern Schism is wrong. A schism is a split. It is not one party leaving another. It is one unit falling into two pieces. After all, the schism consists of more than what happened in 1054. Plus, Pope Leo IX and Patriarch Michael Cerularius excommunicated each other. So don't try to put the blame on the Catholic Church alone.

With Muslim whackjobs on the rise, we really don't need more quarrels to weaken the Catholic Church. So give the old man a break and don't conclude from your desires to how he should act or feel. Maybe he feels comfortable living the celibate life?

12:40 AM  

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