Showing posts with label Immaculate Conception. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Immaculate Conception. Show all posts

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

"Restorer" in Spain Destroys Priceless Madonna

Edit: this strikes me as a kind of metaphor for the destruction of the West. Did the immigrant day laborer who executed the restoration expect to be paid? This could easily be classed along with other kinds of vandalism by barbarians now ongoing in the West. Has everyone seen Bergoglio's new invocation to the Blessed Mother of the Migrant, or whatever they try to call her? The first attempt looks like Cher and the second one looks like an attempt at a family portrait by one of Dick Masterson's cousins in Los Angeles. 

An art professor calls for laws to regulate art preservation, but the thought of Spain's Marxist government presiding over Spains cultural heritage more than it already does, doesn't sound like a solution, either.

A UK tabloid discovered the story:

[The SunA private art collector is said to have been charged €1,200 (£1,084) by a furniture restorer to have Bartolome Esteban Murillo’s painting of the Immaculate Conception cleaned and repaired.

However, things did not go as planned and the face of the Virgin Mary was left unrecognisable even though two attempts to restore it to its original condition were made.
The botched restoration job has echoes of the “Monkey Christ” eight years ago when a devout parishioner attempted to restore a painting of Christ on the wall of a church in the north-eastern Spanish town of Borja.
The Ecce Homo Jesus fresco was 'restored' by the untrained artist Cecilia Gimenez in 2012.
Initially painted around 1930 by the Spanish painter Elias Garcia Martinez, the altered fresco was widely slammed for making Jesus look like a monkey.


Friday, December 28, 2018

Pope Denies Immaculate Conception

(Rome) The bishop of Porto, Manuel Linda, has denied the virginity of Mary just before Christmas. But even Pope Francis, who appointed him to this office in March, seems to have his difficulties with the Most Blessed Virgin and Mother of God. In his less-publicized address on December 21 at the Christmas reception for the Holy See and Vatican City staff, the Catholic leader spoke about Mary and Joseph.

Pope Francis de facto denied on this occasion the dogma of the Immaculate Conception, proclaimed in 1854. Mary is revered by the Church as comceived without sin. She was born without the stain of original sin, and remained without sin for the rest of her life. In the Eastern Church, she is addressed with the title of Panagia.

In contrast, Pope Francis said in his speech:

"So who is happy in the crib? The Blessed Mother and St. Joseph are full of joy: they look at the Infant Jesus and are happy because, after a thousand worries, they have received this gift of God with much faith and love. They are 'overflowing' with holiness and therefore with joy. You will say to me, "Of course! It is the Blessed Mother and St. Joseph! 'Yes, but we should not think that it was easy for them: One is not born holy, but they will become it, and so will you.”

"Perhaps the Pope does not know the dogmas of his own Church?" Asks today the Roman website Chiesa e post concilio (Church and the post-counciloar period).

The Bishop of Porto corrected himself two days after his denial of virginity. From Pope Francis six days after that, nothing is known. The Vatican officially published its confusing statement on its website in Italian and English.

Text: Giuseppe Nardi
Image: (screenshot)
Trans: Tancred

Monday, December 8, 2014

Pius IX: "Strong and Inconvenient" Pope of the Dogma of the Immaculate Conception

(Rome) The  Feast of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary is inseparable from the connected dogma of the Immaculate Conception,  which the Blessed Pope Pius IX. infallibly declared for all believers . The Pope, who was Born on May 13, 1792, Count Giovanni Maria Mastai-Ferretti,   proclaimed the dogma on December 8, 1854, which is celebrated by the Catholic Church as a holy day of obligation. The mortal remains of Blessed Pius IX., were  translated, conserved in the Roman Basilica of San Lorenzo al Verano (also known as San Lorenzo fuori le mura) in 2011.
Pius IX., whose pontificate lasted from 1846-1878,   had a reign that was one of the longest in the history of the Church, had  expressed the wish to be buried in the ancient  narthex of the Basilica of San Lorenzo fuori le mura built by Pope Pelagius II. (579-590), while the mortal remains of the Pope were solemnly and worthily transferred to the present basilica of Pio X in 1881,  although anti-clericals engaged in several attacks  on the procession. The united Italy proclaimed in 1859-1870   was then dominated by anti-clerical and Masonic forces. In the pontificate of Pius IX.  the Papal States fell in 1870 after more than a thousand years and it was marked by the conquest of Rome by the Italian nationalist movement of the Garibaldian-Piedmontese.

"Strong and Inconvenient" Pope, Why Beatification Has Long Been Delayed

With the beatification of Pope John Paul II., in 2000, the amazing incorrupt body of Pius IX was. reburied in a glass coffin. Already at a first exploration, which took place 80 years after the death of the Pope, they were convinced that the body was completely intact. The remains of the Blessed have since been admitted to the adoring faithful,  visible under an altar. Pope Benedict XVI. visited his predecessor, to pray at the grave of the Blessed, whose beatification, after a long tug of war within the church, was made possible as a church political compromise and the Counciliar Pope John XXIII. was beatified.
As of 2011, the  faithful  were suddenly standing without notice, at the empty glass case, there was considerable excitement. The Capuchins, by whom the basilica is managed, have indicated that the body had to be removed after the last flood in Rome in October of that year.  Water   had flooded the chapel. The moisture threatened to mildew clothes of the Blessed, such as the Capuchins confirmed in their request.
Since its  is the mortal remains of Blessed Pius IX. was translated to  one of the monastery cells, he lay on the bed, "as if he were asleep." The reliquary  of the Pope was returned by February 7th 2012,  on his liturgical memorial to his place in the Basilica again.

Pope of the Marian Dogma and the Defense of the Catholic Doctrine

However, it has not been confirmed that the body is to be removed for a canonical investigation, which is required by   the eventual canonization of Pius IX. The late Pope has been generally given little attention. The homepage of the Basilica of San Lorenzo in Verano  offers only   a few lines that provide information about the pope buried in the Basilica.
Messa in Latino presented   the question as to whether we are dealing with an intentional  discounting of a "strong and inconvenient" Pope as was already evident before and around the beatification of the Saint in 2000.
Text: Giuseppe Nardi
image: Messa in Latino
Trans: Tancred
Link to Katholisches...