Liturgy An act of liturgical vandalism by Jeffrey Miller August 21, 2007 written by Jeffrey Miller August 21, 2007 When the work began, they thought vandals had broken in. 4 comments 0 FacebookTwitterGoogle +Pinterest Jeffrey Miller previous post The new "Know Nothings" next post Letter to the editor You may also like Suppressed women April 29, 2005 Music and Hope April 25, 2008 Top 5 August 20, 2007 Who can out-puppet the other? May 27, 2008 Silence of the Lamb of God Tropes October 6, 2012 A Day at the Office (of Readings) July 10, 2003 "Do Not Quench the Spirit" November 28, 2003 Election Novena (Day 2) October 25, 2004 The Maronite Church November 1, 2008 The disappearance of the pipe organ March 2, 2013 4 comments Paul Cat August 21, 2007 - 9:58 pm That is sad. I guess section 124 of Sacrosanctum Concilium applies here: “Let bishops carefully remove from the house of God and from other sacred places those works of artists which are repugnant to faith, morals, and Christian piety, and which offend true religious sense either by depraved forms or by lack of artistic worth, mediocrity and pretense” If the bishop has the authority to remove doesn’t he also have to authority to add? Reply Diane August 22, 2007 - 9:07 pm That’s disgusting! Liturgical vandalism is a good way to put it. We can only hope that some new pastor in the future will execute a re-redo. Reply StubbleSpark August 25, 2007 - 7:44 pm Egad! It’s the dreaded counter counter reformation! Our only hope is to initiate a counter counter counter reformation. Reply Burnt Marshwiggle August 26, 2007 - 10:30 am I thought that although liturgical abuse needed correction, issues such as formation of moral conscience and orthodoxy in teaching must take precedence and that too much energy is spent correcting liturgical abuse which as far as I know is only a venial sin. Though now that I see these pictures, I can no longer say “we must not elevate non-doctrinal norms to the level of doctrine” with the same smug complacency. Please tell me this was originally a piece from the Agnus Daily or the Onion. I really have a hard time detecting the satire when it comes to Catholic issues. I used to go by “if it’s patently ridiculous, then it is satire and not news” approach but that has stopped working now that the news is also patently ridiculous. Reply Leave a Comment Cancel Reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.