“No Rupture with the Past” Update
Novus Ordo Monster Altars!
14 Dreadful Pieces of Modernist Junk
The following is a collage of fourteen pitiful table-like constructs that are used in Novus Ordo churches as “altars” on which “Catholic” pseudo-clerics perform the Protestant-Masonic Novus Ordo Worship Service (which they sometimes still call “Mass” but usually refer to as their “Eucharistic celebration”).
Click on the collage for a larger view. Better yet, view each “altar” in greater detail at the German Nur ein Kreuzknappe blog, to which we are indebted for these images.
Obviously, these “altars” are hideous by design. Something like this doesn’t happen by mistake, and if it did, you’d never use it in a church. If you were a Catholic, that is. Why the deliberate use of ugliness? Well, with the new Modernist religion (established formally at Vatican II) had to come a new “Mass” and new “sacraments”, and so consequently also new churches, of which the altar is the most prominent part.
By comparison, this is what a real Catholic altar looks like:
You see, in true Catholicism, the altar is rather important. It is the place of Sacrifice, on which the Immaculate Victim of Calvary, Christ Jesus the Lord, is mystically offered to the Most Holy Trinity, under the appearances of bread and wine. Anyone with the slightest bit of common sense — even if not Catholic — would have to agree that this shouldn’t exactly be done on a shoe box or a picnic table. In addition, at the center of the altar is found the Tabernacle, where Our Blessed Lord dwells Body, Blood, Soul, and Divinity, in the Blessed Sacrament, for the adoration of the faithful.
But the Modernists disagree. For them, Holy Mass is not about God but about them, first and foremost; it is to be a celebration of the community and of religious experience, and if God fits in somehow, great. They couldn’t care less about the Triune and Transcendent God, who is jealous of His honor (cf. Deut 6:15; Nah 1:2) and demands perfect worship (cf. Ex 12:5; Num 16:35; 1 Pet 1:18-19). It comes as no surprise, therefore, that they yanked the Tabernacle off the altar (God was obviously in the way of their celebration), pushed it off to the side, and (in most cases) redesigned it to make it as ugly and repulsive as possible (you can see a typical one right here).
Wisely did Pope Pius XII warn against the innovators who were cleverly trying to introduce the Modernist spirit into the Sacred Liturgy already before the Second Vatican Council:
…it is neither wise nor laudable to reduce everything to antiquity by every possible device. Thus, to cite some instances, one would be straying from the straight path were he to wish the altar restored to its primitive tableform; were he to want black excluded as a color for the liturgical vestments; were he to forbid the use of sacred images and statues in Churches; were he to order the crucifix so designed that the divine Redeemer’s body shows no trace of His cruel sufferings; and lastly were he to disdain and reject polyphonic music or singing in parts, even where it conforms to regulations issued by the Holy See.
(Pope Pius XII, Encyclical Mediator Dei, par. 62)
The Novus Ordo “Mass” of the False “Pope” Paul VI, introduced in 1969, was essentially designed by Fr. Annibale Bugnini, whom Paul VI rewarded for his liturgical destruction by making him an “archbishop” in 1972 (in his own invalid rite). It was later found out that Bugnini was in fact a member of the Freemasons, the archenemies of the Catholic Church. It is therefore not surprising that the sanctuaries of modern “Catholic” churches look an awful lot like the inside of Masonic lodges:
While you’re already aghast and upset and probably still have your mouth open, make sure you check out these churches from hell as well as our page on the Holy Mass. The sinister, twisted, abhorrent, and totally un-Catholic architecture, altars, and “art” of modern churches are merely the external manifestation — the symptoms, if you will — of the diabolical new religion, which, having hijacked the name of “Catholic”, has been eclipsing the true Catholic Church of which the last known head was Pope Pius XII (d. 1958).
Pray, then, as the Ven. Anne Catherine Emmerich advised, “that the Church of Darkness will leave Rome.”