Monday, November 04, 2013

Feminist friend of Nancy Pelosi suggested as first female cardinal.


"She’s married and a feminist to boot, but Irish theologian Linda Hogan is being touted as a candidate to become the first female “prince” of the Catholic Church.

Hogan, 49, has become the subject of widespread speculation that Pope Francis will someday choose her to break the Holy See’s stained-glass ceiling.

The reformist Argentinian Pope, considered liberal on social issues, has made one of his top goals boosting the role of women in the Church, saying it needs to develop “a truly deep theology of women.”"

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A tabernacle Jim, but not as we know it.


The tabernacle of the Marylake Augustinians, near Ontario.    It looks more like a piece of scenery from Star Trek which was never even used for filming.

Weighs two and a half tons.  It is made of travertine marble and was sculpted by Mr. Earl Neiman
who also fashioned the celebrants chair and lectern in the same material. His wife, Maria, executed the bronze crucifix,  candleholders and sanctuary lamp, as well as the terra-cotta stations of the cross.

The church itself looks rather more like Starfleet Command than a church.

Update- when I wrote the above comment, I had not actually checked what Starfleet Command looked like.  Many a true word spoken in jest.

The worst liturgical abuse of all time.