Showing posts with label Abstract Expressionism. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Abstract Expressionism. Show all posts

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Seattle's Jesuit Perversity Chapel

Edit: we cited an abstract creche earlier, which was on "display" in Los Angeles recently thanks to the Archdiocese there. [Reported on AQ as ‘Haute Sphere’ Nativity artwork debuts at Cathedral ] Although we got a new ordinary, it seems as though Cardinal Mahony never left.

Deacon Candy says it looks like a family portrait of the Jettsons. Well, it can be anything you want, and that's the principle of abstract art. It's a solvent to true culture, to family and religion. It actually makes a mockery of the real spiritual aspirations which possess true artists to design beautiful things. Here's another thing. It's a perversity chapel.

It's been built by one of the most evil and corrupt Jesuit Provinces in the Western World, and that's saying something.

The definition of perverse from Merriam Webster: obstinate in opposing what is right, reasonable, or accepted : wrongheaded.

Despite the fact that non-Catholics were more inspired by Catholic art and literature before church officials attempted to undermine Catholicism, this architect is being paid good money to basically put his own personal agnosticism into stone as an official representation of Catholic art with the blessing of a supposedly Catholic organization.
Father Cobb: Non-Catholics might be consoled to know that in 1995 we asked Steven Holl to design a chapel that would be “engaging for people of all faiths or no faith or faith-under-crisis.” The poet Rilke once advised that when people disappoint you, you should turn to nature because nature will not disappoint you, and I feel something similar about the Catholic Church. When it disappoints you, which is likely to be every day, you can turn to places such as the chapel where God’s saving presence seems tangible and life-giving.
Link to Seattle's new "Catholic" Diversity Chapel.... It's so bad that even Mark Shea gets it.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

France's Liberal Bishops Defend Play While SSPX Atones

Edit: if you favor various forms of modern art like abstract expressionism, you are certainly disordered and perverse. Those who favor such forms of art prefer the esteem of the world to objectivity, and those who are relativists in aesthetics will be relativists in ethics as well.

Is it any wonder that the Church in the world is in so much trouble with such Shepherds as the Archbishop of Paris?

About 1,000 Catholics participated in a demonstration in Rennes against one of them criticized as blasphemous play.

Rennes ( / CBA) Large parts of the city of Rennes in Brittany have been cordoned off by the police on Thursday evening for fear of riots. Like French media reports on Friday, nearly 1,000, mostly traditionalist Catholics, were participating in a demonstration against what is for them a blasphemous play at the National Theatre of the western French city. A counter-demonstration of 200 participants had also arrived. According to media reports, it remained peaceful throughout the evening, the play was half an hour late, but had been listed with no interference.

At the rally against the play "On the concept of the face of the Son of God" by the Italian Romeo Castellucci, the traditionalists are largely related to an organization called "Civitas". The Archbishop of Rennes, Pierre d'Ornellas, had recently defended the work [Incredibly]. There was no hostility toward Christians in the play, however, but it is meant to provoke, he declared earlier this month. Those who protest against it are mistaken, in his perspective. D'Ornellas was represented, according to media reports on the performance, by a priest of his diocese. Bishop Raymond of the Breton diocese of Vannes has supported the protest against the play, on the other hand.

Castellucci's play depicts Jesus as the backdrop in an oversized port of the scene of a son caring for his demented and incontinent by his father. Even in Paris there are rallies and vigils against the play. The traditionalist SSPX has also announced that it is having Masses said in reparation for these performances. One of the performances in Paris was interrupted by conservative Catholics. The French bishops' conference chairman, Cardinal Andre Vingt-Trois said on Wednesday that the bishops were in agreement that "verbal or physical violence certainly" should be rejected against anti-clerical works of art.

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