Wednesday, December 17, 2008

What is wrong with this picture?


This photo was just taken in a Rome parish. In recent years - and only in recent years- bad taste has proven to be tentacular in Catholic circles. And who are the dupes but us (and our kids who now don't believe)? There is no outrage and meanwhile quizlings and other liberals still tell us that we have to change even more of our heritage so as to "be modern"?

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

That's perhaps one of the worst altars I have ever seen.

What a contrast. The pre-Vatican II magnificent altar behind, and the cheap plastic Vatican II altar in front.

Anonymous said...

It is not a Vatican II altar. Vatican II said nothing of this sort.

Anonymous said...

What Church is this?

Fr Ray Blake said...

Take heart it can be removed tomorrow

Anonymous said...

"quizlings"? No - it is spelled "quislings."

Kevin said...

It seems to me that there is something in front of the altar. Fortunately, I can see right through it. Literally.

I like the new title picture. Aside from the great setting, it makes you appear as a sort of conjurer.

Johnny Domer said...

Is having two little candles on one side of the altar a European liberal Catholic thing? Liberals seem to be quite averse to symmetry in liturgical arrangements, an attitude arising, I suppose, from some general dislike of order and hierarchy.

PeterHWright said...

I couldn't agree more with Fr. Ray Blake.

This arrangement can be removed tomorrow (or better still, this afternoon).

On the other hand, a "wreckovated" sanctuary (and there are plenty of these in the world) unfortunately takes time and money to put right ..

Anonymous said...

Johnny Domer,
Here in Italy this is generally what you see as far as candles go. Worse, it isn't a real candle at all, but a fat plastic tube with oil inside. Lack of symmetry is also more or less the norm.

This is not however always a liberal thing. The lack of discipline and general tendency to do things in the simplest, easiest and most reductive way is pandemic in the Italian church.

Anonymous said...

Is this Santo Spirito in Sassia?