The gates of hell are now open!
Welcome to Monster Church!
By that standard, his favorite Novus Ordo church would have to be Sacred Heart Church (Herz-Jesu-Kirche) in Munich, pictured above, because no other building in the world can presumably open its doors more strikingly than this one. The building is essentially a cube made almost entirely out of glass, and its front facade consists of a gigantic portal that can be opened and closed at the push of a button.
While this may have been intended as a vivid sign of welcoming, once the monster portal is open, the inside that reveals itself is less than inviting. In fact, it seems like the gates of hell may have some competition now. Not surprisingly, the big “crucifix” on the right-hand side of the front wall resembles a totem pole more than anything and is characterized by that typical Modernist ugliness that cries out to Heaven for vengeance, as a close-up reveals. Passing into the actual church interior, one is confronted with hideous sights all around.
The following photos and videos give a frighteningly good idea of how bad it is (click images to enlarge):
So… were you able to find the “tabernacle”? …Didn’t think so! (But it’s there!)
With so much openness, one cannot help but recall these salutary words of warning given by our Blessed Lord during His Sermon on the Mount: “Enter ye in at the narrow gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way that leadeth to destruction, and many there are who go in thereat” (Mt 7:13).
Yes, Francis wants open doors, and perhaps that’s not such a bad idea. To all readers of this blog who are still part of the Novus Ordo Sect, we say: While the doors are open, use the opportunity and get the heck out!
(And become a real Catholic instead.)