Restoration work is scheduled to finish by December 9
Syndicated from Rome Reports
Una Kroll, ordained a priest in 1997, says ‘God gave me a direct push that I could not resist’
St Thomas of Hereford (October 2) was canonised only 20 years after his death after some 500 miracles had been attributed to his intercession
Let us hope they will be more careful in future
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I think that should be 66 feet wide and 23 feet tall – unless most of it is hidden underground!
Thanks for showing that video – the statue has been severely criticised by Protestants; justly, because it is hideous, Catholic Brutalism at its finest. In a world that has this to show:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DrnheRWxRR8&feature=related – Jubilee Church Dives in Misericordia
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w76VOSZZzzA – Rome unveils statue of John Paul II for his 91st birthday
with which, compare this: http://www.ncregister.com/blog/bad-church-art/
it seems reasonable to suggest that the Church does not “do” beauty any more, but prefers squalor, ugliness, and meaninglessness. If uglification is what the Church wants, no wonder people leave 🙁
I am reminded of The Emperor’s New Clothes.