Joseph Aloisius Ratzinger, born on April 16, 1927
Let us pray for our Pope Emeritus, Benedict XVI.
May the Lord protect him and grant him length of days. Amen
May the Lord be his shield and deliver him from all harm. Amen
May the Lord give him happiness and peace all the days of his life. Amen
Cardinal Bourne, Archbishop of Westminster, Palm Sunday 1919. Note the elaborate Palm the Cardinal is holding and the folded chasubles worn by the Assistant Deacons. The photograph is at the stage when Gloria laus is being sung before the re-entry into the Cathedral.
From RORATE CÆLI:The Pope has confirmed Monsignor Guido Marini as Master of Pontifical Liturgical Ceremonies. Born 49 years ago in Genoa, Monsignor Guido Marini had been called to this position by Benedict XVI in October 2007.Please pray for the Monsignor as he continues to assist in bringing back the beauty of our Holy Faith
Romney: *makes valid point*
Obama: *instead of fucking RESPONDING TO THE POINT WHICH IS KIND OF THE REASON WHY THIS DEBATE HAPPENS IN THE FIRST PLACE… YOU KNOW, TO TALK LIKE ADULTS, MAKES A MILDLY HUMOROUS AND CONTEMPTUOUS JOKE, EVEN THOUGH THIS IS NOT THE TIME OR PLACE FOR JOKES*
youth of America: *zomg look at Romney what an IDIOT wow I’m so glad we have COOL PRESIDENT do you think he’s going to give us free McDonald’s, too?*
But it’s 2014, we can’t possibly have a use for a large scale navy in this day and age.
Oh wait… Wow, China flexing some military muscle in the pacific? It’d be a shame if we had a neutered Navy.
We should probably take his advice… *Cough* Russia *Cough* Obamacare *Cough*
The Byzantine Divine Liturgy being celebrated during the Second Vatican Council