Deacon Greg says the Pope is no longer going to be creating Monsignors. That does it. That’s the only thing I keep slaving away hoping for. I’m never going to be a bishop, but I was hoping that I might just make monsignor. I know, I’m going to get in touch with Gamarelli and get myself one of those dandy cassocks with red buttons, the purple sash and piping, a snazzy purple feriaola and a purple pom for my biretta anyway.
I mean, if there are no longer going to be monsignore, then the fancy gear doesn’t mean anything and I can wear it with impunity. If the other clergy object I can say–”It means nothing. Just a splash of color that’s all.”