Saturday, March 29, 2008

Anyone Remember The Movie The Cardinal?
If so, you'll remember this certain scene...

Even though it was "Hollywooded-up", remember the scene where the Nazis beat the hell outta members of an Austrian Catholic Youth group? And yes, that scene is based on an actual event. But anyhow, isn't it sad where in a country such as Austria where not all that long ago, Catholics had to suffer beatings (and sometimes even death) at the hands of evildoers as so to defend The Faith, has degraded to this?

From The Brussels Journal; (Emphasis and warning mine) The Dommuseum in Vienna, the art gallery attached to the historic Catholic cathedral of St. Stephen, is running an exhibition of works by a self-avowed Marxist atheist [Alfred Hrdlicka], titled “Religion, Flesh and Power”, that includes depictions of explicit homosexual sex acts in “religious” themed art. Prominent among the works is a rendition of the Last Supper with Christ and His Apostles depicted as homosexuals engaged in an orgy. The director of the Dommuseum, Mr. Bernhard Böhler, said that visitors have asked “in a more or less emotional way,” why the Apostles are depicted copulating. According to the director, the artist responded, “There were no women around”.

Gloria Television made
a short video of the works that shows Hrdlicka’s depiction of the flagellation of Christ with a nude Roman soldier performing a lewd act on the Lord's body. (WARNING!! It's as disgusting as you think it may be.)

Vienna’s Cathedral and Diocesan Museum was founded in 1933, and describes itself as “one of the exquisite gems amongst the many museums in Vienna”. It is located adjacent to the Archbishop’s Palace of Christoph Cardinal Schönborn, O.P.
Time for whips and overturning of tables.


Blogger chestertonian said...

Beware the Holy Spirit when you piss him off.

7:43 PM  
Blogger Al said...

I wish I could say this surprizes &/or shocks me. It doesn't. Given the pictures of a lot of the newer Catholic (used loosely) Churches that I've seen & other things I've read, this is about par for the course.

Disgust is another thing. That IT DOES!!!!!

I think they need a visit from the "Heretic Whisperer"!

3:12 AM  
Blogger Vir Speluncae Orthodoxae said...


1:04 PM  
Blogger PreVat2 said...

"The Cardinal" is one of my favorite movies. It shows how beautiful the old pre-Vatican II ways were, and how lifeless the post-Vat world is.

Finally gave up on my old VHS version and purchased the DVD. Still outstanding!


6:20 PM  

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