Here is an interesting piece. The blurb below accompanied an advertisement for a lecture at Immaculate Conception Seminary School of Theology on 24 October.
The Archbishop Gerety Lecture series presents Rev. Msgr. Raymond Kupke, Ph.D. as he discusses the ways NJ Catholicism helped lead to the following dramatic conciliar moment, and its subsequent impact on the life of the universal Church. On November 13, 1964, Pope Paul VI, in a dramatic gesture in the midst of the Fathers of the Second Vatican Council, walked to the altar of Saint Peter’s Basilica and laid his coronation tiara on the altar as a gift for the poor of the world. By the Holy Father’s own admission, he made this gesture in response to the words of a New Jersey layman, James Norris. Mr. Norris delivered his speech in an historic conciliar intervention, the only one at Vatican II by a layman, just one week earlier. All are welcome, admission is free and call-in registration is strongly encouraged.
The poor are still with us and the tiara is no only seen in museums.
Paul VI about to lay his tiara on the altar of St. Peter’s Basilica at the end of the Second Vatican Council.