It Had To Happen
This is the video of an old man arriving to the airport in jeans. He is a Prince of the Church, and is now (literally) going to be made a Cardinal.
It had to happen. The stupid pauperism, the vulgarity, the utter irreligiousness of our times required than even a soon to be made Cardinal cannot bear to travel in his clerical clothes. It must be jeans.
The cafeteria Catholics will be impressed. If a Bishop, soon to be Cardinal, does not care a straw (another expression comes to mind) for the rules obliging him to wear his clericals – a basic rule of decency, and small testimony of his being a priest for all those around him – then why would the simple layman feel obliged by the much more onerous rules on contraception, abortion, divorce, fornication, adultery.
No: as the nutcases at NCR say, this is not Cardinal Burke.
This also paves the way for a Pope in jeans. When this happens, idiots worldwide will hail it as a marked improvement compared to the former Popes who insisted in dressing in white.
After that, I suggest Bermudas and Hawaiian shirts.
Cardinal Maradiaga would be delighted.