Skip to comments.[Catholic Caucus] Of Popes, Bishops, Priests – and the Bridge Too Far
Posted on 01/24/2018 6:58:30 AM PST by ebb tide
Today, however, there seems to be an inversion of these priorities, resulting in significant distortions: The sequence is not priest, prophet, and king with the accent on service, but king, prophet, and priest with the accent on ecclesial authority, Christ being largely absent.
The long history of papal triumphalism in the name of Christ came to a symbolic end with Paul VIs retirement of the papal tiara (now on display at the Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington D.C.). Papal leadership in defense of Christendom also symbolically ended with Pope Pauls return of the Turkish battle flag captured by Christians at Lepanto.
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Wow, I did see the Tiarra in the Basilica, but had no idea that Pope Paul VI returned Ali Pasha’s battle flag to the Turks.
That would be like China going to the Moon, plucking the American Flag (are there more than one?), and returning it to us.
Except that the Pope did this.
Did they mention how many Brownie Points Pope Paul VI scored with that stupid stunt?
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