Thursday, April 17, 2008

Because I'm Roman Catholic That Way...


Then the LORD God said to the serpent:
"Because you have done this, you shall be banned from all the animals and from all the wild creatures;
On your belly shall you crawl, and dirt shall you eat all the days of your life.
I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and hers;
He will strike at your head, while you strike at his heel."
- Genesis 14-15

And how can people preach unless they are sent? As it is written, "How beautiful
are the feet of those who bring (the) good news!" -
Romans 10:15

The Papal shoes are the red leather outdoor shoes worn by the Pope. They should not be confused with the indoor papal slippers or the Episcopal sandals, which are the liturgical footwear proper to all Latin Rite bishops. - Wikipedia, "Papal Shoes"

The most widely publicized papal branding event appears to have been the result of mistaken identity.

Over the past few months, scores of media reports have dubbed Benedict XVI the "Prada Pope," crediting the Italian fashion house with having made the pope's eye-catching red loafers.

The senior Vatican official says the loafers were actually made by the pope's personal cobbler. But Prada has refused to confirm or deny the reports, allowing the press speculation to continue. A spokesman for Prada said the fashion house lacked "the necessary elements" to make an accurate determination. - Wall Street Journal, April 25, 2006

Say what you want about Pope Benedict XVI - or, as one of my ex-seminarian friends often called him, "The Zinger" - but you gotta admit, those red leather Papal shoes are super fantastic.

1 comment:

The Happy Scribe said...

He does have some kicky footwear for a cleric...super taray ni Papa...