Tuesday, April 28, 2009

What is wrong with this picture?


This palsied condition is located in a favorite Roman Basilica. Cuckoo-land of bad taste, anyone? Let's hear it, friends, "Courage to change!"
Yours truly has read all of Vatican Council II in toto and there was not a word about this monkey stew in any of VII's 4 constitutions, 3 declarations or 9 decrees, basta.

8 comments:

cardinal vicar said...

This bungle must stop.

Anonymous said...

Would make a nice altar in some little dime-a-dozen Protestant Church, but not in a Catholic Church...and especially not in a Rome Basilica.

Anonymous said...

In former years bishops had recriminations for such stupidity as this.

frvidrine said...

These are great photos for the "archives". One day they will move beyond weepable to laughable!

Anonymous said...

JPSonnen, have you checked the decrees from the Congregation for the Liturgy? A lot of what is practiced in the Church, in the sphere of liturgy, was arrannged by this congregation, not by the texts of the council.

Anonymous said...

Thank the Italian Dominicans of S. Maria Sopra Minerva.

Wm. Christopher Hoag said...

But this altar so wonderfully expresses the hopes and joys of the alienated proletariet whose fears and concerns the Church takes to her own as the Pilgrim People journeying towards the eschatological horizon where doubt and faith are reconciled in the Christological event...

Anonymous said...

That altar has been there since 1984 and maybe forever.