“it is a breathtaking thought that we have held these objects that might have been held by the early saints of the Church.”
The early saints wore lead codpieces?
Not codpieces but cod ices.
These were the cooling ices worn inside the codpieces.
Well known fact passed along to me in a bar by a great guy named Cliff.
Postman, I believe he was. Smart fellow. Very shrewd. I gave him some money to invest in USPS pension funds. Should be hearing from him any day now.
Maybe they are children’s books, for the kids to look at so they won’t make noise during the liturgy. Might test them for crayon residue but if they were coloring books, probably too much time has elapsed and none of the crayon residue has survived.
Lead codpieces would protect the jubblies from radiation, but the lead might have its own problems.