“Impressive”, eh?!

Indelible Signs:
Free Tattoos offered in Novus Ordo church in Frankfurt

If you thought the “Show-Your-Tattoo Mass” we reported on in 2014 was bad, wait till you read this story.

On Saturday, Oct. 23, 2021 in Frankfurt, Germany, the historic 16th-century Liebfrauenkirche (Church of Our Lady), currently used as a monastic church and occuppied by clerics of the Vatican II Sect, was defiled by an absurd spectacle: For a total of roughly five hours, the church was open for people to enter and get a calligraphical tattoo imprinted on their skin, free of charge. Participants had to choose from one of eight pre-selected words or phrases. Examples include “Paradise”, “In Nomine Patris”, or the Holy Name of our Lord.

In addition to those who walked in spontaneously, two winners of an Instagram “tattoo challenge” got their favorite designs tattooed onto their skin as well. The only condition was that it had to be something “Christian”, “spiritual”, or “religious”, a vague stipulation that lends itself to being interpreted rather loosely.

One of the hapless winners, Vanessa, chose to have the words “Whatever souls are made of, his and mine are the same” imprinted on her forearm, a slogan she dedicated to her boyfriend. It is a quote from the book Wuthering Heights by English novelist Emily Brontë (1818-48). As can be seen in the videos below, Vanessa was wearing an AC/DC shirt for the occasion.

The other winner, Lilly, wore an equally edifying top, one that said, “Hell is Other People” — a quote from the play No Exit by the French atheist and existentialist philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre (1905-80). At least that’s not what she wanted on her skin. Rather, her tattoo wish was for a quote from musician Tom Waits (b. 1949), namely, “The world is not my home, I’m just a-passin’ through.”

The man providing the skin marks was Silas Becks, a celebrity tattoo artist from Stuttgart who is a practicing Novus Ordo (“Catholic”) himself. He is co-founder of the Societas Indelebilis (“Indelible Society”), an educational association for “Catholic tattooists.”

The following two video reports are in German but give enough of an idea of what went down:

Frankfurt is part of the diocese of Limburg, itself long a hotbed of the worst the Novus Ordo religion has to offer. Limburg is currently led by the notorious “Bp.” Georg Bätzing, who also happens to be the chairman of the German Conference of Novus Ordo Bishops. He is known for his enthusiastic support of the overtly Modernist “Synodal Way” (Synodaler Weg).

The director behind this unwholesome tattoo campaign at Liebfrauenkirche was Dr. Markus Breuer, head of the “Catholic Adult Education” group (KEB) in Frankfurt. “Tattooing and religion go together quite well”, he says. “One could refer to them as cathedrals of self.” Such an idiotic comment is its own parody.

A post on the church’s Facebook page tries to justify the scandalous event by noting that the intent was to reach new audiences and “to proclaim that God lives in every human heart” — a blatantly heretical assertion that denies the dogma of original sin.

Regarding the morality of tattooing, the traditional Catholic priest Fr. Stephen McKenna did a podcast program on the topic of piercings and tattoos back in 2014. You can listen to it here:

What’s worse than profaning a church by turning it into a temporary tattoo studio, however, is the blasphemous pseudo-theological justification that is given for it.

The Capuchin presbyter Rev. Paulus Terwitte, seen in the videos, has the audacity to draw a parallel between tattoos and the Sacred Wounds of our Blessed Lord and Savior. In one of the clips the apostate Novus Ordo cleric remarks that “the Son of God was tattooed [sic] with the stigmata”, arguing that the fact that “the Risen One shows Himself as marked”, is only the beginning of a Christian understanding of tattoos.

In another report he is quoted as saying: “Christ is a tattoo that was stamped onto all of creation. Baptism is a tattoo that never fades. These marks will never be lost. The yearning for tattoos is a yearning for what is eternal in times of a throw-away society.”

The two Instagram winners, Vanessa and Lilly, wanted to get their “Christian tattoos”, Rev. Paulus says, as “witnesses of Christ for the world”. No doubt about it. Tom Waits would probably be particularly tickled by that comment.

Lastly, in one of the video clips “Fr.” Paulus is quoted as saying that “God gives our hearts a permanent impression of His Presence, and a tattoo testifies, if it is Christian, that God has made a deep impression on me.” Such kind of utterly profound spirituality and theology is characteristic of the Vatican II religion — it’s a complete free-for-all in which anyone can say anything, as long as it’s not Catholic.

So now you know what took place at Liebfrauenkirche on October 23. In the end, a total of 30 people received their permanent skin markings, and over 200 had to be turned way. But not to worry: Due to the immense interest in the campaign, they’ve already said they’re going to do it again. Or perhaps they can simply make it a permanent feature at that church, a new kind of sacramental that constitutes a “permanent witness” of how much one has been “impressed” spiritually.

In truth, the only “permanent witness” these in-church tattoos are giving is of the enduring irrelevance and utter spiritual uselessness of the Vatican II Sect.

In addition to the videos, two written reports on the event were consulted for the writing of this post: one published by the secular Frankfurter Neue Presse, and one put up by the Novus Ordo diocese of Limburg.

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