Sunday, September 02, 2007

Who would wish worship here?

While one can be concerned for anyone who would happily work in this building, the Berlin Catholic Academy.
One must question who in their right mind would wish to worship in this chapel which is located within the building.

Yes, it is the Chapel of the German Bishops Conference. The Chapel is dedicated to St Boniface who is amazed, as he beholds it from heaven. Is this the Faith that he lost his life for?

Which is lead by the Carnival Cardinal Lehmann

It could be worse! The chapel set up by the Catholic Church in Germany for use by officials during the World Cup

And the Church of St Thomas Aquinas (!!) also on the property of the Berlin Catholic Academy.

For an excellent book on the influence of the German bishops and theologians on the Second Vatican Council.

Pope leads eco-friendly festival

Nearly everything at the festival is biodegradable or recyclable The Catholic Church has declared Sunday 'Save Creation Day' as Pope Benedict joined about 300,000 young Roman Catholics for an eco-friendly festival."

See Eco-Confession when saving the planet becomes not an opportunity for saving your soul, but an end in itself.

Clarion call

"Bring in traditionalists to save dying parishes, urges bishop":

Madonna of the Dry Tree.

Petrus Christus, the artist and his wife were the members of the Brotherhood of Madonna of the Dry Tree, a religious society in Bruges, which was engaged in charity and were devoted to the Immaculate Conception of the Virgin. The society existed from 1396 and united aristocracy and clergy. This small painting was most probably a home altarpiece of a society member. This depiction was illustrating the verse by the Prophet Ezekiel (17:24)

“All the trees of the countryside will know that it is I, the Lord, who bring low the tall tree and raise the lowly tree high, who shrived up the green tree and make the shriveled tree put forth buds. I, the Lord, have spoken; I shall do it.”
These verses were interpreted in the medieval theology, as indication at barren St. Anna, who gave birth to St. Maria. The golden ‘A’ letters, which hang among the dry branches, symbolized 15 times Ave Maria. The work was painted between 1460-1473.