Papal watch from the evil eyes of MDM: Part 1
Have the followers of Maria Divine Mercy any reason, besides what they've been told by the false prophet, to doubt that Pope Francis is a true Pope?
Since the canonical papal election of March, 2013, those witless horde of MDM followers with the nerve calling themselves Catholics while rejecting the newly elected Pope Francis have been on a spying mission to find fault, signs
and slips in words and actions that would somehow betray the Pope to be a false one who, according to a clueless MDM, would lead the Church to crumble. Apart from the serious heresy and schism that have caused these infernal hypocrites to have a reserved place in the lowest pits of Hell, so far they have managed to identify truly unique traits of the new Pope that only make their claims worthy of submission in Comedy Central. We now look and examine one of them:
"The Pope doesn't wear the red shoes."
It has been the tradition of the Church that popes wear red shoes. The color red commemorates the blood of Christ and the martyrs of the Church, while signifying the fire identified with the Holy Spirit, according to theology professor Lawrence Cunningham of Notre Dame. Since the 16th century, papal shoes and slippers had been handmade in red satin and embroidered with gold thread.
|Pope Benedict XVI|
The former Pope Benedict XVI has become famous for reviving many dormant papal traditions that defined the splendor and magnificence of his office. The New York Times described him as “something of a clotheshorse.” The former pope put his own spin on the classics, bringing back hats and capes with a bold choice of color. The local Italian media dubbed him the “Prada Pope” for what The Wall Street Journal called “the raft of designer labels floating around the new pontiff.” Of course, as mentioned earlier, there's no truth to that. But perhaps Pope Benedict XVI will be most fondly remembered by his sartorial fashion sense. In fact, if there's such a thing as a fashionable Pope of the modern times, it has to be Pope Benedict XVI.
But just as the late Pope John Paul II did, the new reigning Pope Francis turned his back on this tradition, including the regal pomp reserved to his papal magnificence, preferring instead to have closer affinity with the humble saint whose name he assumed - St. Francis of Assisi. He no longer wears "Prada."
And for that, the silly followers of Maria Divine Mercy has attempted to affirm the false message by asserting a laughable criticism of the new Pope as the false one for not wearing red shoes.
Had MDM released those messages in 1978, the object of vilification would have been the late Pope John Paul II and its followers would have called him the false prophet for not wearing red shoes. The ignorance of MDM followers is hilarious, if not for the fact that fellow ignoramuses of the Catholic faith embracing her drivel has reserved their places in hell.
The current official wardrobe
specialists for the Pontiff and
So what else did Pope Francis turn his back to?
If Kings and Queens, Princes and Princesses have their tradition of extravagant regal wardrobe when assuming their monarchical reign, the Vicar of Christ, the representative of God on earth who has been crowning European monarchs for centuries, deserves nothing less, and in point of fact, couldn't be far from the same regal pomp and majesty reserved to the royal heirs of earthly domains.
Long before the much anticipated result of the conclave of cardinals to elect a new pope, the craftsmen of Ditta Annibale Gammarelli, papal tailors since the 18th century, set to make three sizes of papal garments for the chosen one.
Historically, once the white smoke comes out above the Sistine Chapel, signalling that the papal conclave have made a conclusive choice on the new Pope, the chosen one will be dressed by Gammarelli in the vestments of his pontificate, consisting of the following on his white cassock:
- a floor-length white wool satin cassock;
- a white sash;
- a solid gold papal ring;
- a white moiré silk zucchetto, the pontifical skullcap and, if he chooses;
- a scarlet mozzetta trimmed in white ermine, a short elbow-length cape worn over the robe.
|Pope John Paul II wearing the standard |
vestments of the Pope during his
first public appearance after being
canonically elected as Pontiff back in 1978.
|Pope Paul VI|
He is considered the last pope
of the 20th century to
have worn the Papal Tiara
during his official coronation
as the new pope.
The most magnificent of papal regalia is the papal tiara, a tall, cone-shaped crown decorated with jewels. It has three tiered crowns one on top of each other in what is called the interegnum, presumably representing the three divine persons of the Holy Trinity, each with his own crown, while some say the three crowns represent the Church Militant on earth, the Church Suffering in purgatory and the Church Triumphant in heaven.
|The papal tiara of Pope Benedict XVI, |
gifted to him by German priests in 2011,
and which he never wore
Pope Clement V (1305-1314) was recorded to have been among the first popes to wear a papal tiara. It has been worn only during his official pontifical coronation, a practice abandoned during the month-long reign of Pope John Paul I, as well as during special High Mass occasions and during the annual Christmas and Easter Sunday Urbi et Orbi ceremonies. This elaborately bejeweled papal accessory can weigh as much as 10 pounds. It reached 18 lbs with the tiara that Napoleon gifted the pope who crowned him Emperor of France. That's not something an aging pope will want to be burdened with.
|The new reigning Pope Francis |
when he first appeared in public after his
ascension to the papacy in March 2013
|The "Fisherman's ring" of|
Pope Paul VI set in silver
now worn by Pope Francis
|The iron pectoral cross |
worn by Pope Francis
since being appointed Cardinal
Gone are the gloriously festooned vestments of Pope Benedict XVI. In their place are the simplicity and humility which the current pope has unmistakably eschewed to live up to the same virtues of St. Francis of Assisi when he turned his back on the wealth of his family.
A false humility?
You might think the humility of Pope Francis that has already won the hearts of nearly all Catholics would betray the utter falsehoods that MDM and its horde of cretinous Catholic hypocrites had spread about him. MDM's followers talk as if the current Pope's abandonment of the traditional regalia is indicative of a new religion that would turn its back on Catholicity. Only from cretins whose discernment cannot go beyond the superficial into anything substantive, No wonder they all got deceived.
It is, however, interesting to note that we a received some testimonials that essayed how the yawing disconnect between the Pope's persona and the hateful myopia of MDM has opened their eyes to the truth. Some people can see through MDM's deception better than others and it's never too late.
But obstinacy and pertinacity to a clearly slanderous false message about Pope Francis have become the hallmark of MDM's cretinous minions. No more than spiritual zombies, they remain blindsided by their hate of the Pope and their love to an anonymous prophet claiming divinely-inspired messages whose doctrinal, scriptural and semantic acrobatics betray an ignorance that only come from a very earthly source. Those who don't necessarily make their hate apparent espouse a more laid back but equally moronic "wait and see" attitude to prove the obvious slander and defamation MDM has been dishing out on the current Pope. They are already saying that Pope Francis is deceiving the faithful with his show of false modesty and hypocritical humility, the easier to ensnare the faithful.
MDM's minions have only succeeded to describe themselves.