Our friend over at NonVeniPacem blog has set up a VERY limited time T-shirt store, inspired by the T-shirt donned by the new Deputy Italian Prime Minister, but in English, and with a very important linguistic precision. Deputy Prime Minister Salvini’s T-shirt said “My Pope is… Benedict”, but that phraseology is theologically wrong. The identity of the Pope is NOT a question of our individual conscience. It is an ontological reality, applicable to everyone. There is no “my Pope” and “your Pope”. There is only THE Pope. Therefore, to assign the possessive to the Papacy is a problem in and of itself. Thankfully, Non Veni Pacem has corrected this, and his T-Shirt reads, “Pope Benedict XVI… Still Reigning”.
YAY!!! Because it’s TRUE!!!!
Since almost all of the major “Trad Catholic” websites actively censor any discussion or comment on the CANONICAL VALIDITY (Canon 188) of Pope Benedict XVI’s attempted faux invalid partial abdication, wouldn’t it be instructive to see Mr. Non Veni Pacem have a huge response to his T-shirts, so much so that he might even have to extend the offer?
MINE HAS ALREADY BEEN PURCHASED, AND IS EN ROUTE TO BARNHARDT in the VAN DOWN BY THE OTHER RIVER. Just sayin’. (Thanks!)
Wouldn’t this make an excellent, EXCELLENT gift for Uber-Trad Father’s Day? And remember, our good and Holy Priests are our spiritual fathers!
As Frank Bartles and Ed Jaymes said so well, and so succinctly in the days of my youth, “Thank YOU for your support.”