Father Z uses the S word:
I thought I could just let it pass… but I can’t.
On 8 December (Feast of the Immaculate Conception) at 7 pm climate-change zealots will be allowed to project a light show entitled “Illuminating Our Common Home” onto the facade of St. Peter’s Basilica in order to “educate and inspire change around the climate crisis across generations, cultures, languages, religions and class,” a press release states.
On the opening of the Year of Mercy?
Why not rent out the Sistine chapel too, while they’re at it? HERE
The Vatican basilica is a consecrated building. This is a non-sacred use – in fact it is an irreverent use – of a consecrated building.
St. Peter’s is, without question, a sacred place and object (a very large one, too!). It is, without question, dedicated by the Church to sacred purposes. The use of this sacred building and place (where St. Peter was martyred and buried, a pilgrimage place, etc. etc. etc.) as a projection screen for mere secular purposes is irreverent treatment.
From The Catholic Dictonary:
Sacrilege: “The irreverent treatment of sacred things, persons or places, i.e., those dedicated by God or the Church to sacred purposes. It is a sin against the virtue of religion, of its nature grave, but admitting smallness of matter. Sacrilege may be either personal, as when violence is done to a cleric or religious; local, as when certain crimes are committed or actions done in a church; real, as by the abuse of sacraments, the theft of sacred objects or their irreverent misuse and the sin of simony. These varieties of the sin differ specifically from one another.”
And… on the Feast of the Immaculate Conception? Really?
Go here to read the rest. Hey, but if you are upset at the Vatican prostituting itself before a secular agenda that has bupkis to do with Catholicism, the fault must be yours. Francis is a perfectly orthodox Pope, at least that is what William Doino says in a First Things post, go here to read it. Now who are you going to believe, your lying eyes or Catholic commenters who tell you that all is well?