Thursday, June 26, 2008

The angels wanna wear my red shoes

The devil may wear Prada -- but the pope does not. According to the Vatican newspaper L'Osservatore Romano, the bright red loafers that Pope Benedict XVI wears are not designed by the Milanese fashion house, as has long been rumored. ...

L'Osservatore Romano said the pope's interest in clothes has nothing to do with fashion and everything to do with liturgy -- what symbolism traditional garments can bring to the Christian liturgy.

"The pope, therefore, does not wear Prada, but Christ," L'Osservatore said.
--The Associated Press (Warning: Photo may sear retinas or frighten small, Christmas-loving children.)

I was raised Catholic, so I understand the concept of transubstantiation. But I don't recall J.C. saying "Wear me."


punkinsmom said...

Shit! that pic of his holiness is effing terrifying! Thanks for that right before bedtime!!

TwoBusy said...

Is it just me, or does the Pope look like the Grinch in that photo?

Will said...

WWJW -- What would Jesus wear?

TootsNYC said...

Didn't Paul say something about "put on Christ"?

Romans 13:14
Galatians 3:27

I think they left something out of the story to explain than.

I have a jingle running through my head:

"Put on Christ, everyday;
Never hide your love away..."

But I can't find those lyrics on the Net.