Cracks in the Masonry?
“Cardinal” Marx’s Cracked Stone Altar
As long-time readers of this blog may recall, the Modernist Archdiocese of Munich and Freising is the home of “God’s Ski Jump”.
At the same time, the diocese does have some beautiful old and therefore traditional church buildings. Since those don’t really fit their Novus Ordo religion, however, they tend to get wreckovated. After all, such truly Catholic churches were designed for the true worship of the Triune God, and the new-and-improved “Catholicism 2.0” of Vatican II just isn’t into that sort of thing.
Even in churches where the basic traditional architecture and most of the beautiful sanctuary have been retained, the one thing they always do is introduce a so-called “people’s altar”. This only makes sense, since the Catholic high altar is used for a Roman Catholic Mass, which is the Sacrifice of Calvary, and therefore is God’s altar; whereas the Vatican II religion instead celebrates a Novus Ordo meal service facing the people, and for that they need a table — or, if it “must” be an altar, they come up with one that is utterly hideous, grotesque, or otherwise ridiculous. Why make it beautiful when you can make it ugly?
An example of this can be seen at the church of St. Lorenz (St. Lawrence) in Munich’s district of Oberföhring, for example, where a new such Novus Ordo altar was recently installed. There is no use describing it — it has to be seen.
The following photos, as well as the one at the top, have been released by the Archdiocese on its Facebook page:
The “consecration” of the altar was happily performed by Munich’s Communist Archlayman, “Cardinal” Reinhard Marx. A video of the entire Novus Ordo ceremony is available on YouTube (begins at 51:50 mark).
Of course, compared to other “altars” Mr. Marx has dedicated, this one could be considered a step up. However, that is a poor standard to go by.
In any case, along with this latest travesty of an altar comes a matching pulpit. To ensure you can actually identify the thing, we have added a green arrow to the following image to point it out. Stunning, huh?
The diocese notes that the total cost for the installation of the new “liturgical furnishings” (altar and pulpit) is 245,000 € (roughly $286,000). The name of the designer and sculptor is Gregor Passens. The items were made in, and shipped from, northern Italy.
Perhaps they couldn’t find a German to produce such junk.
Images source: facebook.com / youtube.com (screenshot, annotated)
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