As reported by CNA, Francis cancelled Christmas liturgies for the public.
And yet… apparently a Mass like this is okay.
Here’s a public service announcement. If you love good music, don’t… just… don’t. Unless, perhaps, you are in need of a moment of penance. In that case click HERE for a musical highlight. The juxtaposition of the image of the soaring dome of St. Peter’s and the out-of-tune guitars and pitch challenged singers says a great deal about the state of things in Rome.
For the whole thing… not that I recommend it, except for the strong.
Look… this is part of a wider issue.
The Devil always tells you what he is up to. He gives you signs that he is at the bottom of it. There will be something beautiful, for example, and, when you look closely you find something strikingly out of place and usually hideous once you think about it.
A demonstration of that now stands in St. Peter’s Square, the vile Nativity scene of 60’s and 70’s vintage. Vatican News trumpets its goal to “transit truth and beauty” through artistic creativity. HERE Fail. The report is absurd, full of mouthings about the pandemic, blah blah. It is as if it were written about an entirely different work of “artistic creativity”.
Think about it.
It’s like they are openly saying, we are dragging the Church back from the time of John Paul II and Benedict XVI into the 60’s and 70’s again.
Moreover, and worse, it is as if they are openly mocking the mystery of the Nativity of the Lord by doing so. Mockery in the guise of sophistication.
You can tell that the people who made it had some artistic game. So did artists like Picasso, Bacon and de Kooning. When they wanted to they could create beautiful things. But their worldviews became so twisted that they eschewed beauty for the savagely ugly. The drew and painted the way they did both because were terrified of death and because they hated their subjects.
That’s not all that is going on the Square.
Remember that other monstrosity in St. Peter’s Square, that black hunk of junk depicting refugees? It was only supposed to be in the Square for a while, I think. But… set up in September of 2019, the gawdawful thing is still there. From Crux we learned: “It’s unclear how long the sculpture will remain in St. Peter’s Square, but Crux can confirm that it will be longer than “one week,” as some Italian news outlets have reported. In order to install the 3 1/2 ton sculpture at the crack of dawn on Monday, a section of cobblestones were removed from the square.”
Dogs bark at it. I’m not making that up.
How about renting out the Sistine Chapel to Porsche?
And remember the projection onto the facade of St. Peter’s? On the Feast of the Immaculate Conception in 2015? At the time, in that post, I remarked that we didn’t see humans, except a pair of hands planting a tree. That’s a good person, you see, not like the vile “virus” of humanity infecting Mother Earth which must be extirpated. And, in retrospect, irony oozes from that event and my post. Since then, the Vatican has betrayed the Chinese Church and has slithered into bed with globalists and population control fanatics, bent on reduce the number of people because of, you know, Gaia. At the time of that post in 2015, I even remarked, ”
What’s next? A change to the Litany of Loreto? St. John Paul II inserted two titles of Mary into the Litany by which we invoke her intercession… Holy Mary… “Mother of the Church” and “Queen of the Family”. What looms on our horizon now?
Holy Mary, innocent of carbon footprint… pray for us.
Holy Mary, conceived without climate change… pray for us.
As it turns out Francis did try to put into the Litany three more titles. HERE Not that anybody actually uses Litanies today other than traditional Catholics. As it happens, I keep forgetting to remember to add them to my book. My bad. The three titles are not in themselves bad, of course, though the Litany gets a little ponderous.
In the wake of this nasty Nativity scene, maybe we will get more… like… Queen of climatologists … Vanquisher of carbon emissions… Protectress against homophobes… Help of the trans…
The Devil tells you what he is up to. You can see patterns emerge if you pay attention.
Mater ecclesiae… ora pro nobis.