I love this picture of the Holy Father adorned with a communist necklace giving the stinkeye to this communist monstrosity.
Somebody ran a caption contest on facebook and the funniest caption was "I'm sorry. I accidentally broke off your hood ornament."
There's a lot of chatter about whether the Holy Father told Morales the 'gift' wasn't right or he didn't but at the end of the day, that isn't really what's important.
What's important is, the Pope has given Morales the impression there is a communist in the Chair of Peter and the trip to South America does not divest anyone of that impression. Pope Francis even called for a new world order that focuses on money and mother earth. He left them empty-handed with instructions on how to hold on to sanctifying grace with the devil rising out of the abyss. As he has left us all empty-handed.
I'm sure you all read about the Pope Francis' Mass with Communion from paper bags.
I'm not an aging hippie, but I thought paper bags were taboo?
Fr. Z points out, there was some kind of container inside of the paper bags but nobody knows what material the containers were made of and why they put it inside of a paper bag.
I'll tell you right now, with the Pope using Burger King as central headquarters for the event, I do not have a good feeling about what kind of container was inside of the paper bag.
Whatever it was, they felt the need to hide it? I hope it wasn't a Burger King cup.
I don't have to articulate the concerns of Eucharistic Catholics to readers of TTC, but in the event an uncatechized reader comes across this post, it is worth talking through.
Catholics are aware of the salvific power of every microscopic part of each transubstantiated Host. A single particle has enough power to save the every human from Adam and Eve to this day.
That's why we dive to the floor to catch and consume the pieces communicants casually drop from receiving Communion in the hand.
It is why Christ's Church has strict rules about what containers may be used to transubstantiate. The container must be made of indestructible metal.
It is why our Church has a special sink (that goes into the soil) to rinse linens and chalices used at the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass.
This is why broken sacramentals must always be buried or burned rather than thrown away into the trash.
Consequently, upon gazing at Pope Francis' distribution of the Blessed Sacrament at Mass, concerns are raised about the particles of Divinity inside of the paper bags and what was done with the container inside of them.
This is why Eucharistic Catholics watching the reckless treatment of our Lord's Body and Blood, the souls left starving for the tools for salvation, nobody really gives a flying fig about the Holy Father's expressed concerns for the dirt under his feet.