Liturgical thought for the day: if our next Pope chooses a Coronation instead of an Installation I will be equally overjoyed as I have been after seeing the exceedingly simple liturgical style of our new Pope Francis. Both of these approaches, the simplistic beauty and the magnificent grandeur have their place in the Church. Both of these styles represent a hidden and mysterious reality. How wonderful it is to know this, to not have to feel like I am being left out or like my preferences are being shunned.
Truly, if our next Pope dawns the Papal Tiara in a Coronation Ceremony I would be overjoyed even as I am overjoyed as simple Francis shuns such ornate vestments.
Holy Mother Church! Do not cannibalize yourself! Let not the hand say to the foot “you are not hand, you must be destroyed,” or let not the thumb say to the fingers “you are so plain and simple, you must be more opposable!”
Here are some beautiful pictures of Francis’ first Papal Mass from Father Z!