When liturgical barbarians arrived in the Pope's home parish and Marktl-am-Inn cashes in
A Warm Welcome to the Church where Our Holy Father Pope Benedict XVI was baptised.
We have a Pope
This was the High Altar of the Church. But the liturgical barbarians arrived very early in Marktl and moved this altar into a side-chapel in 1967.
To replace it with this glorified fireplace.
A longer view of this Church, a victim of vicious post-conciliar iconoclasm.
Inside the Church, the celebration of the election of the Pope is a little tacky. "Secure in God's Hand".
But outside the Church, while there is not one religious item on sale, or indeed any books of the many books written by the Pope, the Papal election has become a commercial event. THE Vatican bread, Ratzinger slices, Ratzinger tart. Original!
The Bakery recommends
A few samples of Ratzinger slices
Get your Pope Beer here!
and your jam and honey.
Papal Tart. Homemade, also take-away.
The hills are alive with the sound of music. "The first performance of the Pope Benedict Song, with a Pilgrim Mass". Note not the other way around.
New blog entry: Bakery offers Papal Headgear cake free for every customer. They seem to have forgotten that the Pope may have been born in their village but he is the Vicar of Christ.