Friday, June 10, 2005

About The Holy See

Sun Microsystems issued a press release Wednesday titled "Holy See Chooses Sun Microsystems ...".
Aside No. Sqrt(2)/2: By definition, this means that Microsoft™ is not the chosen one. One might then infer that Microsoft is the anti-chosen one!
At the end of such press releases it is customary to include a marketing blurb about the entity/ies envolved. As expected, there was the normal blurb "About Sun Microsystems"; but there was nothing about the Holy See.

So I went to the Vatican's web site to see if I could find their version of the press release. I couldn't find it. But I did find this blurb about the Holy Father:
The Roman Pontiff, as the successor of Peter, is the perpetual and visible principle and foundation of unity of both the bishops and of the faithful.
But I couldn't find a statement about the Church itself. I guess a reference the Catechism, or maybe the Nicene or Apostles' Creeds would do. I wonder why Sun's press release didn't say anything?


Gene said...

I'm not a student of the "Holy See", so may I ask (humbly, natch) if there are companion senses:

The Holy Hear?

The Holy Touch?

The Holy Smell?

The Holy Taste?

William Bob said...

I understand that Benny Hinn uses the Holy Touch in his ministry.

Other than the Holy See, I am familiar with the Catholic Church's teachings about the Holy Spirit (Holy Ghost in many protestant churches) and the Holy Virgin (Mary).

Sometimes it is difficult to see during mass because of the Holy Smoke.

And, of course, since the Church is an institution run by humans, sometimes the things they do bothers the Holy Crap out of me.