Rorate Caeli

The Holy Father received yesterday evening in Audience:


-the Rev. Fr. Adolfo Nicolás Pachón, Superior General of the Society of Jesus. [Bollettino]

23 comments:

Emanuele Cipolla said...

Fine irony. ;-)

Bridget said...

Maybe when the devouring is complete it will be all white on the inside?

J Hughes Dunphy said...

"Well begun is half done." Time for reform of the seemingly irreformable! Time for restoration of the ostensible anarchy! Let Francis I take the lead in orthodoxy! For as it states so succinctly and clearly in the canon of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass everyday: "O most merciful Father, grant peace, protect, unite and govern her (your church) together with your pope and all orthodox and true believers and teachers of the Catholic Apostolic Faith."
God cannot, and will not work with leaders and members of His Church if they do not cooperate with orthodox teaching and praxis in doctrine and liturgy. The Church will expand or contract as it prays and works. "Ora et Labora in Domino."
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AM said...

Is that a moon pie? Could we get a bit of an explanation on this? Seems like it had to be a joke, and if coming from the head of the SJ, probably an inside joke.

Prof. Basto said...

And now the bolletino has been updated to include in that entry the audiences granted to the Cardinal Secretary of State; to the President of Argentina and to the Bishop of Albano.

Eric said...

Wikipedia:

"In a November 2008 interview with El Periodico, Nicolás described liberation theology as a "courageous and creative response to an unbearable situation of injustice in Latin America."

"...the Superior General also added, "As with any theology, liberation theology needs years to mature. It's a shame that it has not been given a vote of confidence and that soon its wings will be cut before it learns to fly. It needs more time."

M. A. said...

"Nicolás described liberation theology as a "courageous and creative response to an unbearable situation of injustice in Latin America."
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It remains to be seen what the Pope will tell Nicolas.

Prof. Basto said...

Official presentation of the Coat of Arms of His Holiness:

http://attualita.vatican.va/sala-stampa/bollettino/2013/03/18/news/30649.html

As for the booklet containing the rubrics and propers chosen for the Inauguration Mass, it has not been made public yet.

LMS Davao said...

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=521774097864411&set=a.192880360753788.39747.191348987573592&type=1&theater

RomanCleric said...

Hopefully this points to a real desire for true reformation, not deformation. EWTN just ran an interview with then Cardinal Bergolio regarding the Holy Mass and the Sacred Priesthood, and what came to mind was, "those who wish to destroy God's Holy Church are going to be very disappointed."

In a different vein, what is the picture atop this article? Is it a pair of cookies?

New Catholic said...

RomanCleric,

A pair (white and black) of alfajores, the national sweet of Argentina.

r.c. said...

I think it may be alluding to the fact that Francis is "The White Pope" and Nicolas SJ is "The Black" Pope.

Uncle Claibourne said...

Prof. Basto,

In the previous thread, Deb Thurston posted the link to the propers for the Inuagural Mass.

http://www.vatican.va/news_services/liturgy/libretti/2013/20130319_inizio-ministero-petrino.pdf


Uncle Claibourne said...

It's also being reported that the Holy Father will use a ring worn by Paul VI. Silver, but plated with gold.

Anna-Marie said...

What is the importance of the image? It seems to me that you're saying that there is the Black Pope and the White Pope and that the white one still has traces of the black at his core... very clever, I think.

Anonymous said...

Fine: a white cookie and a black one, representing the white and the black Pope - and the white one is black inside. This illustrates the meeting of Francis and the jesuite father general, commonly calles "the black pope".

Matt said...

Prof. Basto said, Official presentation of the Coat of Arms of His Holiness.

There is a particular mind-set underway here. The Arms are just as boring as Benedict's but with less character. Both so Anglicanesque.

Matt said...

Oh, I get it. The white represents the Holy father; and the chocolate reps the Jesuit ("Black Pope").

The white one's got a bite out of it already. Is that symbolic for the Holy Father already being a has-ran?

Fr. C. said...

Can anyone explain me why the 5 point star has to be considered a symbol of Virgin Mary and the upside down grape has to be considered a nard flower?

Reluctant Pessimist said...

I was offered one of those things once, many years ago, when I worked with a group of Cubans and South Americans. I ate it and was sick for a week afterwards.

Needless to say, I hope that the metaphoric impact of the Franciscan papacy isn't one to one.

Athelstane said...

"...the Superior General also added, "As with any theology, liberation theology needs years to mature. It's a shame that it has not been given a vote of confidence and that soon its wings will be cut before it learns to fly. It needs more time."

Despite John Paul II's intervention, it's clear that not much has changed in the Society from the Arrupe Era.

One hopes for a suppression, or a major reformation, in an only-Nixon-can-go-to-China kind of way. But I'm not going to hold my breath. The Jesuits have beat back more than one overhaul attempt in the last 30 years.

Matt said...


Athelstane said, "One hopes for a suppression, or a major reformation, in an only-Nixon-can-go-to-China kind of way. But I'm not going to hold my breath. The Jesuits have beat back more than one overhaul attempt in the last 30 years."

Your lips to God's ears but not likely especially since the fox is guarding a hen-house full of foxes. Not a whole lot for them to worry about.

Unknown said...

Alfajores do taste like moon pies. They contain a lot of dulce de leche,milk cooked until it starts to brown. The Argentines eat it for 3 meals a day as syrup and jelly and in these cakes. They love it.Sweets are big in Argentina, the sweeter the better.American candy is also loved.