Tuesday, July 19, 2005

Georg's Rival

Msgr. Camaldo really has to stop Googling himself.

The man tipped to succeed Marini as Maestro delle Celebrazioni Liturgiche Pontificie is being searched via every web engine you can imagine -- even Mondadori, the Italian publishing house. What's so interesting about him? Say what you will, but Marini's got smarts, style and grace. He is the fascinating one, not that poor Ralph deBricassart impersonator who chases down obscure European royals.

Franco, it seems, wants reflected glamour from the Pope's fashion accessory so badly you can taste it.

But Camaldo seemed to go deaf at the "Extra omnes".... If such Me-ism is what we can expect for future papal liturgies, duck and cover.



Blogger Gyrovagus said...

"Ralph deBricassart Impersonator"


I sprayed my Dunkin Donuts' Iced Coffee (no Starbucks here, snowflakes) all over my monitor.

Camaldo may be just what some folks are looking for: clapping his hands as a subtle form of ceremonial direction (like those pompous-ass MCs of pre-Vatican II seminary days), picking his nose on camera (unless they ban the cameras), and calling attention to himself in every way possible. But at least no Ugandans in the Offertory Procession - maybe no Offertory Procession at all - and Gregorian Chant.

Wait a minute. Didn't we have Gregorian Chant in MARINI's THREE NEW BOOKS (Ordo Rituum Exsequiarum; Ordo Rituum Conclavis; and Ordo Rituum Ministerii Petrini Initio?) - why, yes we did!

19/7/05 16:57  

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