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From the only reliable source of Catholic news on the net, Eye of the Tiber:

 

Painting of The Rise of the Sentients in Guardian Angels Cathedral in Las Vegas, Nevada

VATICAN CITY––An official at the Vatican Press Office today announced that the Vatican was in preliminary negotiations with Las Vegas bishop Joseph Pepe to swap Michelangelo’s The Last Judgment with the world-renowned painting The Rise of the Sentients located inside Guardian Angel Cathedral in Las Vegas, Nevada. Monsignor Alexander Bader, a spokesman for the Sistine Chapel, told reporters earlier this morning that The Last Judgment, though exquisite in its own right, had “run its course.” “We do not doubt the beauty of Michelangelo’s piece,” Bader told reporters. “But the fact is that the wonderfully pure artistry and vibrant colors of The Rise of the Sentients, with its images of bare-chested sentients flying up, up and away to heaven or Krypton, call it what you may, lends itself to what the theme of our chapel ought to be…artwork communicating itself on an inner level, found not so much in the painting itself, as it is in the viewer…very much like our faith.” Bader did not disclose many specifics about the trade, saying only that it was officials at the Sistine Chapel that initiated the offer, and that thus far, Pepe has been reluctant to trade the piece. “Who could blame him? All I can say at this time is that Bishop Pepe has indeed denied our first offer. We are currently working on a proposal that could also include the Pieta, and possibly even the Basilica of Saint Mary Major.”

Pope Francis when asked to comment, immediately excommunicated all involved in the proposed transaction.  Famed art historian Herodotus Deco when asked what Michelangelo would have said about this opined, “It would have been in Italian and it would have been unprintable.”

 

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4 Comments

  1. EEOTT I forgot for a moment and got sick to the pit of my stomach reading the post before I, again, realized that it is parody. Thanks to the parody, people get to see what some are making of our churches. KRYPTON, really.
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    It comes from not being able to draw good art. Michelangelo and Da Vinci drew good art.
    Actually, The Last Supper and all of the paintings ARE available in copy form for church walls.

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