Fr. Z kudos to a friend of mine, William, for his promotion to the Papal Order of St. Sylvester!
He showed me some of his new gear today.
Papal Knights still have the privilege of riding their horses into St. Peter’s Basilica.
These honors are good things. While not strictly necessary, they are recognition of a job well done and that counts for a lot. Let no one tell you otherwise, while we strive for detachment from the worldly the occasional freely given, cordial attaboy is important.