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Friday, January 04, 2008

Sexual Easter Candle

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Thanks to the ever vigilant-kreuz.net

Germany. The Easter Candle in the Capucin Church of St Mary Magdalene in Altötting (the Pope visited here on pilgrimage during his visit to Germany- probably the largest Marian Shrine in Germany) has angered many pilgrims in the course of the previous year. The candle shows no Cross or the five nails but a rainbow as well as an unclothed couple."

The Rainbow Church strikes again.

12 comments:

X said...

Excuse me while I throw up....

Hail3N1 said...

Was this Therese Neuman's Church?

Sick people out there. And not one person to protest?

Attend the Traditional Latin Mass.

Mary Liz said...

It's pretty bad...but not so bad if you look past the poor attempt at art.
I'm pretty sure the idea is that Christ is leading Adam & Eve to Heaven at last...and they are typically depicted unclothed.
We see the chains of Hell are broken. And the rainbow, all present day connotations of homosexuality aside, is a symbol of God's covenant (Re:Noe and all those patriarchs)which is fulfilled of course by (drum roll, please) Christ's passion, death and resurrection. - which is of course the subject of the candle.

Now,liturgically, is it permissible to not depict a cross? I'm not sure. I've seen plenty without the nails.

Don't know; but I will agree it's at the very least a very poorly executed idea...kind of like a flammable burlap sack chasuble.

Fr. Erik Richtsteig said...

The pastor who allowed this attrocity should be flogged.

Tom in Vegas said...

Stupid. Stupid. Stupid. Has anyone asked WHY????

Tom

The Perpetual Malcontent said...

I have my reservations.

While not as tasteful, it could be an updated version of thispicture.

Athanasis Contra Mundum said...

How could anyone think that Jesus frolicking with naked people was acceptable for an Easter candle?

M. Alexander said...

Well at least we are talking about a heterosexual couple. I mean that IS progress after all.

I think the chains are not meant to signify the chains of sin and death but have something to do with S & M.

Was this candle created in Greenwich Village? or San Francisco?

Vandalism is a solution, too rarely sought.

Kevin P. Edgecomb said...

So why didn't someone just knock it over "by accident": problem solved.

Matthew said...

Does this violate the GIRM or Canon Law or any other official document in any way? If so, what is the name/location/information about this parish? I think that a few people should contact the Bishop of this diocese and, if necessary, a Vatican office. The modernism must end - NOW!

Fr. VF said...

In the Easter Vigil, the priest is to inscribe a Cross and the numerals for the year, and insert the "nails" into the candle. So the answer is Yes, this candle violates the rubrics. All Easter candles with appliqués violate the rubrics. This one doubly so, since it shows no Cross, nails, etc.

Chris Whittle said...

How pathetic! I can't believe that a church would by a candle with this kind of design. Who manufactured this candle?