Friday, November 22, 2013

Would you consecrate this?

http://cathcon.blogspot.com/2013/11/cardinal-marx-consecrates-modernist.html

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  1. What else could one expect from Cardinal Marx? He is an embarrassment.

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  2. I know Roman Catholic priests who have inherited utterly simple/hideous altars and tabernacles, and salvage them by simply covering them completely with beautiful brocade.

    In this case, however, "salvaging" this altar would mean taking it to a junk yard. And to think the church probably paid and arm and a leg for such an item!

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  3. I'd be worried it would collapse under the Gospel book.

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  4. Not to mention the walls and windows have less decoration than my low-church Protestant home church.

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  5. Never! It looks more like a futuristic dog kennel than an Altar.

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  6. Is it a portable unit? (i.e. collapses)

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  7. "Ah, the glories of the Second Vatican Council!" as the Roman priests and prelates were fond of saying 40 years ago. And now you see to what depths it has dragged them...

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  8. Well... it looks like the former iconostasis of St. George Antiochian in Phoenix. We used to call the altar area the helm of the starship Antioch.

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  9. Here: http://www.stgeorgeaz.org/index.php?id=24&albumID=5527942185373687697

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  10. Uggh. How long ohh Lord? “...the spirit of wickedness in high places is now so powerful and many-headed in its incarnations that there seems nothing more to do than personally refuse to worship any of the hydras' heads.” ~ J.R.R. Tolkien

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  11. It looks like a giant gold slinky gone terribly wrong.

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  12. Isn't this that game where each person has to pull a stick out until finally the thing falls down? I always hated that game.

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  13. Possibilities:

    1. Klingon lie detector
    2. Raccoon trap
    3. Leftover prop from Patrick McGoohan's THE PRISONER
    4. 4th-grade art project
    5. Art-deco toilet bowl
    6. A Faraday cage gone bad
    7. Spay-and-neuter device from a veterinarian's clinic
    8. Rejected first design for a 1930s Enigma code machine
    9. Hi-tech hamburger maker from Target
    10. Disco platform for a 1960s go-go dancer

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  14. Putting this in the context of wider liturgical trends in Catholic Europe:
    http://rorate-caeli.blogspot.com/2013/11/basket-case-craze-for-strange-new.html

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