Do Catholics Overvalue Pomp and Ceremonials?

sealing papal apartments

Here we see the Camerlengo, Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, sealing the papal apartments, because we currently have no pope.I saw someone on twitter comment that the sealing -- with the wax, as is traditional -- was all part and parcel of our church's "medieval" mindset, and it annoyed me, because it is a kneejerk (and false) bit of approved grousing, put on for show; or because the commenter is too lazy to actually think but wants to play to an audience (the curse of social media, to which we … [Read more...]


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