Monday, April 17, 2006

Irreverence in Brussels Cathedral


The Resurrected Christ over the Tomb in the Cathedral in Brussels.

Amazingly, the toilets have been located next to this work of art and devotion. The toilets are also behind the altar of Our Lady.

Votives to Our Lady line the corridor that has been created to the toilet.

We shouldn't expect much from Brussels Cathedral. There is presently an art exhibition around the High Altar. One of the paintings is entitled "Pregnant Cross".

Easter Mass in Brussels


Easter Fire

The lighted Easter Candle

The beginning of the prophecies

Lowering of the Easter Candle into the water

Blessing of the font


The veil lowered to reveal the high altar painting of the Flight into Egypt of the Holy Family.

Prayer Call


Could only happen in Austria! But there again, I am not so sure.

You can now call Betruf- Prayer Call and be connected with someone directly in front of the Blessed Sacrament. The fact that this gives ample opportunity for profanation of the Blessed Sacrament does not bother the Cardinal Archbishop of Vienna who has given his blessing to the idea.

Why go to Church if you can just place a call?

Heck returns briefly

to justify her role.

"The steady attendance through the closings 'absolutely' was a validation of the archdiocese's closing plan, said Kathleen Heck, who worked for the archdiocese to assist the transition between closed parishes and the parishes that accepted the transferring parishioners."