Tuesday, June 13, 2006
MILAN CATHEDRAL AND THE NEW EVANGELIZATION
What religion is it that the Cathedral in Milan houses?
Sandro Magister describes some renovations and the new message from the pulpit.
ROMA, June 13, 2006 – One of the key phrases of the pontificates of John Paul II and Benedict XVI is “new evangelization.” But in the Duomo of Milan, the cathedral of one of the most important and populous dioceses in the world, governed by cardinal Carlo Maria Martini until 2002 and now by cardinal Dionigi Tettamanzi, this formula is being implemented in highly original ways.
It's quite spectacular this cathedral remade. Doesn't sound even remotely Catholic, of course. And who was it who placed Cardinal Dionigi Tettamanzi into the leadership role at this "most important and populous dioceses in the world"? That would be John Paul II, wouldn't it.
Look what they've got over there:
Wallinger’s video in the crypt of Saint Charles Borromeo is not the only gesture of “new evangelization” that has taken the stage at the Duomo of Milan. It is part of a series of other performances, some of which are distinguished by the English title of “pause.”
The latest “pause” was held in the cathedral last June 7, during the week of Pentecost. Under the artistic direction of Fr. Garbini, and with the organizing theme of “number,” the audience first listened to selections from the writings of Jewish philosopher and mathematician of the XVII century Baruch Spinoza.
It then watched a video by Japanese artist Tatsuo Miyajima, entitled “Counter Voice” and based upon the “metaphor according to which each human being has his own rhythm, and rhythm is the force that unifies the universe.” The dual image that marked the entire evening’s exhibition, taken from Miyajima’s video, showed a young woman with her face first immersed in and then raised out of a basin full of gelatinous liquid.
Looks like there is going to be no help from Rome. It would appear that Benedict is part of the New Church.
Meanwhile, a little closer to home, the destruction of the Catholic faith continues apace. You've heard of Three Persons in one God? Now there are twelve parishes in one church.
The changes are intended to deal with a shortage of priests in the diocese.
"We’re trying to make the best use of the resources we have now," said the Rev. Robert Gorski, director of the diocese’s Long Range Planning Commission. "What we feel is that you can keep all the parishes open, but what is the point of keeping them all open if they can’t remain vibrant?"
The changes will affect all 12 parishes in the Monadnock Deanery, which stretches from Hinsdale to Wilton.
There's that word "vibrant" again. That's code for morphing into the new religion. Those parishes that aren't willing to morph are no longer "vibrant" and must be closed, I guess. That "shortage of priests" has been engineered.
The question will be, do we attend this reincarnated church of ? or do we sit it out at home?
Our Lady of Fatima, where are you?