Sunday, June 07, 2015

Pope's "Paul VI staff" breaks; repaired with adhesive tape

Fr. Zuhlsdorf, "Staff breaks? Staff it out!" (Fr. Z's Blog, June 6, 2015):
So… Pope goes to Sarajevo. He was to use the Paul VI style pastoral staff/crucifix along with his most favoritest vestments, which we all are now so very very familiar. Via Vatican Insider.

Problem: the Paul VI staff broke!

Oh dear… what a shame!

Thinking fast, Msgr. Guido Marini, head of the Pope’s liturgy staff, working against the clock, fixed it the staff with … I’m not making this up… adhesive tape.

One of my friends from Rome tweeted: “Even Paul VI must have thought, ‘I don’t want my ferula to be part of this.”

I dunno… which would be better. Enter without a staff, or enter with a staff fixed with sticky tape?


Ghost of Tyburn


Symbolic of the Ecumenical Vatican Council and its Novus Ordo held together like its greying religious and pew dissenters with adhesive tape.



◄ Isaiah 14:5 ►
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The LORD has broken the rod of the wicked, the scepter of the rulers,

Uranus Bless America.