Sunday, October 3, 2010

What is Wrong with this Picture?


Yet another new altar at Rome's Gesù.

19 comments:

  1. Altar with a crack? Is that allowed??? Airplane carpet?

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  2. Among the worst of the Vatican II Protestant altars that you've posted.

    Nothing has improved over the last 5 1/2 years...just more of the same. UGH!

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  3. Anonymous, this is the headquarters of the Jesuits. Things have improved in the fact that we know that the Pope and the canon law is on our side. But the war within the church still rages and the liturgy is one of the major battlefilds
    Scott

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  4. OH, Jesuit headquarters? No need to say more.
    What a surprise!! LOL!!

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  5. Easy to remove.

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  6. terrible, very terrible

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  7. i think this is by far the most hideous i have seen........

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  8. "Among the worst of the Vatican II Protestant altars that you've posted."

    Vatican II said nothing about altars. Now Protestants, on the other hand...

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  9. Protestant inspired garbage.

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  10. Okay, I suppose, being charitable, it has to be a temporary 'altar island' because of the statute protecting historic Italian church interiors.... but, it's just the lack of thought or aesthetic intuition. A tiny cube altar in that vast space will be invisible; people some way back will not be able to make out anything at all; so not a particularly 'pastoral' adeguamento. Second, that altar mike cabling running up the outside, beautiful. Still, I doubt it'll survive more than a decade or so...

    Giles.

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  11. Well at least its pretty looking wood and not a table from Ikea... (trying to look at this glass half full...)

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  12. Very poor workmanship, I can see the end of the plywood on the last picture!

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  13. despite what all of you say, the holy sacrifice IS offered on that altar and JESUS becomes present.

    None of you know the difference between style and
    SUBSTANCE.

    Jesus had a word which perfectly describes you jerks:
    PHARISEE and JS is your scribe...

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  14. I wonder if the Italian govt. knows about this.
    This might go against the historic preservation codes. The altar and the platform with steps may be damaging the delicate floor underneath. Someone should report this. There's a reason no altars were ripped out of historic churches in Italy...

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  15. I always see these examples on the blog, I don't understand the extreme modernization, the needing to extrapolate , the result was that many, including my family, everything left after the pogrom of the removal of all remembrace Tridentine

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  16. Baffling.

    What's up with the fad the wreckovators have now for cubical altars?

    As Van Knackular observed in a comment above, this unworthy
    excrescence looks to be easily removed. I cannot imagine that it
    will still be marring the Gesu a couple decades from now, for it
    appears neither durable nor worthy of conserving. At least the
    wreckovators haven't attacked the original fittings of this church. Yet.

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