03 November 2013

A Penny for Your Thoughts




Monsignor Marini.

Screen shot from Rorate Caeli

10 comments:

thetimman said...

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Long-Skirts said...

http://rorate-caeli.blogspot.com/2013/11/a-new-papal-ferula.html

OMG...if you go to the URL above and click on pic to enlarge you will see Our Lords's breasts quite enLARGED!! Oh, my dear, God!! Somebody shoot me! Maybe it's the shadows but from what I see the "Resurrexifix" is more like the "Breast"urexifix!!! For God's sake!!

Jane Chantal said...

He looks grumpy -- but even when he's smiling, he looks grumpy. (I can relate.)

Is this one of those "send in your best caption for this picture" contests?

My second thought about this picture was that the crucifix held by the Holy Father was quite an improvement over the one that John Paul II usually used. I even wondered whether Msgr. Marini maybe kinda wished he had it :-)

After enlarging the image -- which is pretty fuzzy on my computer screen -- I am now wondering if it might be one of those Christ-rising-from-the-cross un-crucifixes I've been hearing about. If so, then it is not an improvement over JP II's distorted-looking one. (Although Msgr. Marini might still covet it :-)

Marc said...

I knew I should have gone to the Seminary Society breakfast.

StGuyFawkes said...

Most troubling are Christ's uncovered shoulders which can be a great occasion of sin as we know.

Long-Skirts said...

Is it just me or does anyone else see the "point" of this "Resurrexifix" ?!!

Anonymous said...

+1 @ Longskirts.

It is an ugly depiction of Our Lord and a bad example for the world from the most important man on the planet.

I'm sorry ... it looks alien and it's right in line with all the other garbage church art we've been enduring since the 70's.

/s

Jane Chantal said...

Long-Skirts, I can't speak for anyone else but because I come from a Protestant background I can tell you that to me, a "resurrexifix" is an intermediate step to an empty cross, and has Protestant fingerprints all over it -- or the fingerprints of a Protestant mindset.

I believe it is ultimately meant to convey that we needn't concern ourselves much with things like sin, Hell, or working out our salvation with fear and trembling, 'cause the cross now is empty, He paid the price once for all, we're redeemed, "we are an Easter people", yada yada. That attitude may not start out as a license to indulge one's sinful nature without concern for consequences -- but imo it too often ends up being just that.

I certainly do not think the Holy Father has that attitude -- but it would not surprise me if he is slow to suspect it in others, and slow to pick up on the motivations behind or the message embedded in something like this.

Jane Chantal said...

P.S. I am aware that "we are an Easter people" is not Protestant -- but I have seen it used to send a Protestant message often enough that it long ago ceased to sound Catholic to me.

Jeanne Holler said...

Personally I don't like it and I find it very ugly and disgusting ..I do not like the CROSS with the Resurrected Christ at all ...of course I love the Traditional Cross ...it shows the sufferings of Christ and that is what all need to see and embrace.