2 thoughts on “HAPPY BIRTHDAY, USA!

    1. guyselvester Post author

      Yes. The headline is misleading. It was printed by the Vatican’s publishing house not “published by the Vatican” which makes it sound like an official Church document. Rather, it was a book about what Cardinal Montezemolo (now dead) did as a hobby. Namely, ecclesiastical heraldry. It’s mostly about arms he designed. It was not, in my opinion, a particularly important work. The book by Bruno Heim published in 1978 was far better and still remains the definitive work on the subject.


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