Pachamama is hanging in there…
Mother Earth in Church:
‘Gaia’ Exhibition defiles Catholic Cathedral in Ireland
A gigantic spinning globe hangs from the ceiling of St. Colman’s Cathedral in Cobh, June 15-26, 2022
How much the world has invaded the church since the 1960s is currently on striking display at St. Colman’s Cathedral in Cobh, County Cork, Ireland.
A spinning giant replica of planet earth presently hangs from the ceiling of the magnificent Catholic cathedral that was constructed between 1868 and 1919. Called “Gaia”, after a pagan earth deity, this installation was created by artist Luke Jerram and is part of the Cork Midsummer Festival (June 15-26, 2022).
The official page of the festival — an event which also includes salacious aberrosexual dance theater, although at least not in the cathedral — advertises the exhibition as follows:
See the Earth in a whole new way in this spectacular and eerily beautiful installation by Luke Jerram, creator of Museum Of The Moon (Cork Midsummer Festival 2017). Named for Gaia, the personification of the Earth in Greek mythology, and measuring seven metres in diameter, this floating sculpture features spectacularly high resolution imagery of the Earth’s surface provided by NASA, providing the opportunity to see our planet closer to its true scale, floating in three-dimensions, alongside a specially made composition by BAFTA award-winning composer Dan Jones. Mesmerising, thought-provoking and not to be missed.
(Source: “Gaia” at Cork Midsummer Festival 2022)
Cobh Cathedral is located in the diocese of Cloyne. It is presently occupied by Novus Ordo bishop William Crean (b. 1951), without whose permission this project could not now be defiling this gorgeous traditional church building. “Bp.” Crean has naturally given his full endorsement, issuing the following statement:
On behalf of the Parish of Cobh and the Diocese of Cloyne I thank Garry Wilson for the opportunity and gift of Luke Jerram’s work of art to renew our appreciation of the Earth as our “Common Home” (Pope Francis’ Laudato Si 2015). The creativity of the artist offers all who will visit a new understanding of the fragile nature of our common home and deepen our commitment to cherishing it and respecting its rhythms.
(Source: “Gaia” at Cork Midsummer Festival 2022)
If only Mr. Crean were as eager about cherishing and respecting the sacredness of a consecrated Catholic cathedral as he is about showing regard for the natural planet, this spectacle would not be going on now.
That is not to deny that our planet is precious and that we have a duty to act responsibly towards it and exercise our dominion over it reasonably (cf. Gen 1:26; 2:15). However, as our Blessed Lord said, we ought not to be unduly troubled over worldly things, especially not things we cannot really control anyway:
Behold the birds of the air, for they neither sow, nor do they reap, nor gather into barns: and your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are not you of much more value than they? And which of you by taking thought, can add to his stature by one cubit? And for raiment why are you solicitous? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they labour not, neither do they spin. But I say to you, that not even Solomon in all his glory was arrayed as one of these. And if the grass of the field, which is today, and tomorrow is cast into the oven, God doth so clothe: how much more you, O ye of little faith? Be not solicitous therefore, saying, What shall we eat: or what shall we drink, or wherewith shall we be clothed? For after all these things do the heathens seek. For your Father knoweth that you have need of all these things. Seek ye therefore first the kingdom of God, and his justice, and all these things shall be added unto you. Be not therefore solicitous for tomorrow; for the morrow will be solicitous for itself. Sufficient for the day is the evil thereof.
This is something that should be kept in mind by people who think they can determine today what the earth’s average temperature in 2050 will be. For Catholics, the matter is clear: “Therefore if you be risen with Christ, seek the things that are above; where Christ is sitting at the right hand of God. Mind the things that are above, not the things that are upon the earth” (Col 3:1-2).
One thing is pretty certain with regard to St. Coleman’s Cathedral: With that big of a globe capturing everyone’s attention, no one will be looking at the tabernacle. That is the place where, if the Novus Ordo religion had retained a valid Mass and valid priesthood in the Roman rite, the Son of God and Savior of the world would be residing as the “Prisoner of Love”, waiting and thirsting for souls.
The promotional video released by the Cork Midsummer Festival provides more information about the installation:
The artist himself has also published a video about the Gaia project in general:
In the first of the two videos, a certain Peter Daly, associated with the cathedral, says the globe “complements” the cathedral and “brings … the sense of the spiritual, which is what the original artist wanted to convey as well…”. No doubt, E. W. Pugin and George Ashlin, who designed the architecture, would be pleased!
Daly adds that they have linked the installation to “Pope” Francis’ eco-encyclical Laudato Si’. Now that makes sense. After all, the text of the encyclical is rather pagan, according to someone who would know. In fact, shortly after its release in 2015, a televised Novus Ordo liturgy in Canada celebrated it with the heathen hymn O Beautiful Gaia.
Francis himself is very much on record in support of the pagan earth goddess, which goes not only by the name “Gaia” but also by “Pachamama” and “Mother Earth”.
On Oct. 4, 2019, the world saw an idolatrous worship ceremony in the Vatican Gardens under Francis’ supervision, as well as the subsequent plant offering to Pachamama in St. Peter’s Basilica for the Amazon Synod’s closing “Mass”. Around the same time, the false pope published a book entitled “Our Mother Earth” (Nostra Madre Terra). At the Vatican Christmas concert that year, an indigenous woman from Latin America showed the audience how to get in touch with the “heart of Mother Earth” — and of course the people, Novus Ordo bishops among them, eagerly followed her instructions.
In 2020, on the occasion of “World Environment Day”, Francis sent a message to the president of Colombia, lamenting: “The wounds inflicted on our mother earth are wounds that also bleed in us…. Recently we celebrated the fifth anniversary of the Encyclical Letter Laudato Si’, which drew attention to the cry that mother earth lifts up to us.”
It was only fitting, therefore, for the Vatican to issue a “Mother Earth” coin later that year, which bears the image of Gaia, showing a woman pregnant with the earth.
It is clear that under “Pope” Francis, the Vatican is gradually and subtly — sometimes not so subtly — trying to introduce and normalize earth worship.
In his Letter to the Romans St. Paul addresses the topic of idolatry — adoration of the creature rather than the Creator — and connects it, interestingly enough, with the unnatural vice of sodomy:
And they changed the glory of the incorruptible God into the likeness of the image of a corruptible man, and of birds, and of fourfooted beasts, and of creeping things. Wherefore God gave them up to the desires of their heart, unto uncleanness, to dishonour their own bodies among themselves. Who changed the truth of God into a lie; and worshipped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.
Speaking of four-footed beasts, Crux reports that Rome’s wild boar problem is getting closer to the Vatican: “The latest boar sighting to cause a stir was Wednesday [June 15, 2022], when numerous passers-by, tourists, and area residents reported seeing a wild boar roaming through the gardens of Rome’s famed Castel Sant’Angelo, which is a stone’s throw from the Vatican and sits at the base of the Via della Conciliazione, the main street leading up to St. Peter’s Basilica.”
Just imagine if a horde of wild boars were to overrun Vatican City.
Not that it hasn’t happened yet.
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