Pope Francis Sends Off Peace Balloons: Symbols of the “New” Faith To Come?

Last year, Pope Francis released white doves as symbols of peace, a tradition begun by Pope John Paul II.  For those who don’t recall, this was the immediate result:

Crow chases dove

People find symbolism of Faith in grilled cheese sandwiches, tree trunks, cloud formations, a timely read passage from the Bible, and many other things that recall Jesus or the Blessed Mother or the presence of an angel.  Last year, I saw this attack of the crow and seagulls of Pope Francis’ peace doves to be symbolic of this papacy.  This became more emphatic after I witnessed the October Synod.  I still see this picture and the event it captured as symbolic of the blatant attack on the Faith and Real Catholics being engineered by Pope Francis and others in the hierarchy of the Church, as well as the malevolent force behind it all.

Well, here we are one year later, and Pope Francis isn’t taking any chances at a repeat performance of the crow and seagulls.  Since I’m not at the Vatican, I can only speculate that the crows and seagulls are more numerous than last year, and judging by what has gone on over the past year, I’d bet I’m right.  Today, instead of the doves, Pope Francis has declared that he would release peace balloons!

Vatican Pope

pope26peace balloons

From the man who entertained the crowd with the Pinocchio Mass while Archbishop in Argentina, it is fitting, isn’t it?  Still haven’t seen that?!  Watch it for as long as you can stand it.

The article here cited as well as others attribute the change to the “protests” of animal abuse raised last year as the driver of the change from dove to balloon.  If that is true, why is Kasper still making the rounds, Marx hasn’t been removed and sent to a monastery for a long period of penance, etc.?  Haven’t many Real Catholics been raising voices of protest about more serious things than a bird having its feathers ruffled by another bird for at least the past year as well?  There’s something meaningful in the comparison of the response of the Vatican to the different protests, isn’t there?  Maybe they’re trying to figure out what kind of balloon will calm the Real Catholics?

When I read about this fundamental change in the ceremony, I couldn’t help see the symbolism in a bunch of balloons replacing the white doves.  I don’t normally see symbolism in much like others do.  My usual response is to look at the image and sometimes I can see something that might be the image that another sees, but it’s usually a stretch, although I was once praying the Rosary and two planes crossed paths with their contrails forming a cross as I prayed; that was poignant for me at that moment but not to the woman who came by and who had to listen to me explain it.  However, the attack by the black crow and seagulls last year with this year’s balloon replacements seems to be dripping with symbolism.  Last year I took as a warning.  This year I take as a symbol of what’s to come with the “surprises” that “God” will give to the Church through Pope Francis and the Kasper-Dolan-Cupich-Marx, etc. newgospel of “mercy” coming our way.

Let’s see what next year’s ceremony will use, if one will be had at all.  Better strap in.

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