The last in just how nuts Germany is.
German archdiocese celebrates Corpus Christi with photos of monstrance in profane places
Photos showed the monstrance in a playground, on a trophy room shelf, and on a park bench.
MUNICH, Germany, June 15, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) – In a new publicity stunt for the feast of Corpus Christi (where Catholic celebrate the body of Christ in Holy Communion), the German Archdiocese of Munich and Freising, headed by Cardinal Reinhard Marx, is promoting photos of a monstrance with a non-consecrated host in profane places like a playground, a trophy room, and a park bench.
The photos are accompanied by short texts without any connection to the meaning of the real presence of Christ in the Eucharist.
Taken by two lay ministers employed by the archdiocese, the pictures show a monstrance “in different places of everyday life,” outside of liturgical functions, for instance on a bench in the park, or in what appears to be a beauty salon.
“A whole series of successes. Some things were easy to achieve, for others I had to try really hard. It’s amazing what I’ve already done and accomplished,” the text stated. “And in the middle of it all, God. He hardly stands out. His message is also inconspicuous: You are good just the way you are. No matter what happens or what you do. I love you.”
The two lay ministers said their idea for putting a monstrance in profane places came about during a conference in 2019 that discussed “how to speak about God today in a modern and understandable way.”
They did not explain how their photos and texts are supposed to draw people to the Catholic faith, nor did they address the scandal the photos would cause among the faithful.
On Facebook, the Archdiocese of Munich and Freising made clear it was siding with the two lay ministers, after several users had criticized the publicity stunt.
Lay ministers, eh?
Where did they get the monstrance – okay, people can buy monstrances – WHERE DID THEY GET THE HOST?
If they took the Host without the priest’s knowledge, because they have keys to the church and access to the tabernacle, that’s a problem. The pastor’s first duty is care of the Eucharist. He is incompetent and they are sacrilegious thieves.
If the priest knew about this and supported it, then he is imcompetent and should be dealt with severly. The lay people should be instructed and then asked not to function again in what they do.
Any way you look at this… it’s sacrilege.