Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Who Wants Pictures?

Just in case you can't figure it out, here's a shot of Sunday's ordination in Washington released to the AP.

As you can see, the principal consecrator has kept up his use of the pallium, and the presence of the caped cleric behind Stallings means that -- in a triumph of Roman etiquette which'll likely inspire some of you to: 1. cry with gladness and 2. run to Imani Temple -- the new movement even has archpriests.

One can't help but wonder -- can purple rain, Milingo-style be far behind?

The wise advice is that the statement announcing the excommunication of Milingo and the four so-called "presumed bishops" released this morning in Rome is to be read carefully, and no assumptions should be made regarding anything it doesn't say.

As you know -- and likely see everyday -- said discretion is not the most widespread quality in this business. Then again, it's never too late to change that.

PHOTO: AP/MJT Television