Does anyone here remember the 1960’s movie, “The Cardinal”?
It was about a young priest moving up through the ranks of the hierarchy and his journey of faith
I watched it last night and there was something that caught my eye. It’s ridiculous, I know, but - here goes:
One of the “explanations” the non-Catholics have against the Church and her being “evil” and the Pope being the Anti-Christ is in the color of the garments worn by the bishops and cardinals - that being the red garments. (Harlot’s color).
I never gave it much thought before as the color red usually reminds us of the “blood of the martyrs” and is only worn at certain times and not as the main color of their garments.
A good portion of the movie was set at the Vatican and I noticed that there was ALOT OF RED being worn by the cardinals. It was the MAIN color being worn for ceremonies and official things and even the cassocks worn were red.
I usually don’t watch movies having to do with the Church / Vatican done by Hollywood or other secular groups because they tend to make the Church look as bad as possible and I get really upset at the portrayal but all in all, I didn’t find that in this movie. The teaching of the Church was given and explained correctly and I couldn’t detect much “anti stuff”, which surprised me.
Can anyone give some info on the Vatican’s use of the color red and the seemingly “over-use” of the color (at least in this movie) or was the movie just using “artistic license”?