Sunday, March 26, 2006

One Last Consistory Surprise

William Cardinal Levada took possession of his diaconal church, S. Maria in Dominica, earlier today... wearing a fiddle-back....

Good God. It really is the world turned upside-down, isn't it?

No Tridentine jamboree broke out, however, so don't get too excited.

Cardinal Mahony was senior concelebrant. Archbishop Niederauer, Bishops Brown, Wester, et al. were also alongside, of course. MC on duty was Mons. William Millea of the diocese of Bridgeport, a veteran papal ceremoniere whose day job is in the good offices of the Secretariat of State.

This closes Whispers' coverage of (Roman) Spring Break 2006 and Consistory Week. Hope you've had as much fun reading it all as I've had putting it together. Thanks for sharing the awe, the joy, the fun.


AP/Plinio Lepri