Are Parades an Ordinary Ministry?

They might have done away with papal tiaras, but that’s one impressive galero:

On PrayTell, the story of the priest who left home as a secretary* and returned as a cardinal.

Realizing how easy it is for reform2 folks to get hung up on Sacrosanctum Concilium 116, and not go any further, you can read in the Vatican II documents and find more good stuff that may apply to the Archbishop of Colombo:

Ordinaries, by the encouragement and favor they show to art which is truly sacred, should strive after noble beauty rather than mere sumptuous display. This principle is to apply also in the matter of sacred vestments and ornaments. (SC 124)

From Christus Dominus:

(Bishops) should also be mindful of their obligation to give an example of holiness in charity, humility, and simplicity of life. (15)

In exercising their office of father and pastor, bishops should stand in the midst of their people as those who serve. (16)

* To be fair, he did come home as an “ordinary” guy last year.

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Todd lives in Minnesota, serving a Catholic parish as a lay minister.
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2 Responses to Are Parades an Ordinary Ministry?

  1. Jimmy Mac says:

    I feel pretty, oh so pretty,
    So pretty and charming and g*y.

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