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 said...

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

Anonymous said...

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

Uranus Bless America.