Monday, July 10, 2006
In Europe, Snow White and Catholic Church.
In the era of the Church fathers, Catholic belief was removed from pagan mythology. Now in a desperate and failed attempt to evangelise, modern fairy tales are mixed with Catholic truth. Unlike here, a superb pantomine put on by a Catholic Church in Lancashire, North of England.
Producing hell on earth, a "Find Fight Follow" Mass which passes for pastoral care of young people in Austria. See No escape from the past.
The former Augustinian Church in Antwerp now a music and cultural centre called AMUZ (standing for AugustineMUSic)
On one side of the entrance, "Domus mea domus orationis vocabitur"- "My House shall be called the house of prayer". Matthew 31:13
On the other, "Non est hic aliud nisi Domus Dei et Porta Caeli" - "This is no other than the House of God and the Gate of Heaven". Genesis 28:17
English translations as ever on this website from the Douay-Rheims Bible.
See my earlier post on AMUZ and their blasphemous advertising.
Further down the street, a glorious little chapel now the Belgian headquarters of the notorious St Egidio Community, who are reportedly sponsoring another inter-religious dialogue meeting in Assisi, twenty years after the one which quite possibly resulted in a destruction of the shrine in an earthquake.
Another chapel in Antwerp. Now a Royal Puppet Theatre.
Don't loose all hope! The Chapel of Our Lady Refuge of Sinners has survived. The chapel is too small to move the principal altar forward so what had been another area for pilgrims to the right of the chapel has been converted into a chapel for Mass according to the 1970 Rite. This means that the people are jammed into the principal chapel.