Patrick Archbold is co-founder of Creative Minority Report, a Catholic website that puts a refreshing spin on the intersection of religion, culture, and politics. When not writing, Patrick is director of information technology at a large international logistics company in New York.
One thing you never want to do is leave the Pope hanging.
Check out this video of the Pope offering his hand for a shake to Bishops on a greeting line. Bishop after Bishop let the Pope pass by without shaking his hand. One or two may have missed it, but this seems a little fishy to me.
I don’t like to read into things, but was this some sort of silent protest over working hours or something? I haven’t seen a reception this icy since I told my wife I would be playing golf with my buddies all weekend.
So what is up with this? Is this on purpose or is every Bishop here blind?