The Vatican, Pope Francis,
and the Light Show
fissure the smoke of Satan has entered into the temple of God
June 29, 1972,
It would frighten any child. It should
frighten all adult Catholics.
are pictures from the presentation, authorized
by Pope Francis and the Vatican to conclude as the
finale the celebration for the Year of Mercy (combined
with Pope Francis's Environmental Encyclical Laudato
Archbishop Rino Fisichella,
the president of the Pontifical Council for the New
Evangelization (rather than the old
that emphasized Christ ... ) described the event as:
for its genre and for the fact that it is being displayed for
the first time on such a significant backdrop. These illuminations
will present images inspired of Mercy, of humanity, of the natural
world, and of climate changes.
Look and listen below,
and tell us where you find any images or sounds inspired of
Most likely they will offend
you as verging on (if not culminating in) sacrilege; they will challenge
your imagination in any attempt to accommodate these images and sounds
with God and Holy Mother Church.
Note that there is
not one single sacred image: not of Christ, of His Holy Mother
Mary, or of anything remotely tangential to Christianity
a subliminal commentary on the Twin Towers as the consequence
of sinful capitalism, climate change, and ...
music could be from a horror movie,
and the images and sounds are deeply unsettling, even frightening. If
these are images and sounds of Mercy I politely refuse
And not one of the most beautiful and
amazing of Gods
gifts: a Baby in a mothers
womb! And the presentation was on the FEAST OF THE IMMACULATE
Beasts. Growls. Grunting. Aborigines. Almost a collage of scenes
from Hell. Especially the sounds.
I am ashamed of this ... even humiliated ...
NOT ONE IMAGE OF JESUS ... or MARY ... or of the CHURCH! But
everything else conceivable (and frightening) is spattered across the
I have no words to describe
my shame as a Catholic. What a message to the world! Its
not CHRIST, stupid ... its
And this irreverent farce of techno-genius was the finale
of the opening celebration for the Year of Mercy declared
by Pope Francis? Scandalous!
From all appearances, we will soon be worshipping at the zoo.
It was, in a single word, demonic.
Quo vadis, Francis?
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