Monday, April 8, 2013


I offer the picture below from L'Osservatore Romano (via Rocco Palmo and Whispers in the Loggia) as a visual that leads me to a fundamental question:

Is this a view of the papacy that (while still being Primus inter pares) would be a papacy of service and humility?  If there is any kind of "exercise" of primacy that can be fundamentally tied to this image, how many barriers of division between the churches might be able to be swept away?

As Hamlet would put it, "'Tis a consummation devoutly to be wished."

1 comment:

  1. It was written: "The last shall be first; the first shall be last".

    What better shining example for all the arrogant, prideful, selfish rulers of our saddened world. But, will they notice?