Once upon a time, anyone who dared to use the papal altar in one of the major Roman basilicas without a rescript incurred an excommunication, including cardinals. Old photos show the rescript posted on a column of the baldachin during Mass.
What do we read today? Il Messaggero… in Italian, of course… on 2 October 2021 a simple priest will celebrate Mass at the papal altar in St. Peter’s Basilica. This has never happened before. The priest in question is Fr. Fabio Rosini, a Scripture scholar, it seems. Of course it will be a concelebration.
Pachamama leads the way!
I only ask:
Where is that bowl now?
WHERE’S THE BOWL?