Saturday, March 13, 2010

Trashing The Passion
“Do not offend the Lord Our God anymore, because He is already so much offended." -
Our Lady at Fatima, October 13, 1917

It's all I can take to make it through just the minimum of this blasphemy from the allegedly-Catholic University of St. Louis. Jesuit-run. Why am I not surprised?

Station 1 - Jesus is Condemned to Death.
This cross has three different examples of condemning to death of LGBT people in our world.

Station 2 - Jesus Takes Up His Cross.
This cross represents the differences in opportunity of education. The cross is slanted and the objects are distributed unequally to represent the difference in the allocation of and access to educational resources.

Station 3 - Jesus Falls for the First Time.
Description of the Cross: One of the many struggles or "falls" of our society is allowing people to decide if a person has the right to live or to die. As Jesus fell down along the way to his death, so does our world struggle and fall.

Station 4 - Jesus Meets His Mother.
The cross is a representation of a young woman in the time of a crisis pregnancy, balancing the burdens of education and motherhood. She is made of duct tape and newspaper so that she becomes a sort of “everyman” figure, inviting us to imagine ourselves in her place.

Station 5 - Simon of Cyrene Helps Jesus to Carry the Cross.
This cross is dressed in the same clothing that one would expect to be worn by a homeless man or woman. The garments are dirty and old and will become more weathered as they are left outside, in the rain and cold, for the remainder of Lent. A cardboard sign is also hanging from the cross where the traditional INRI would have been hung on Jesus’ cross.

Station 6: Veronica Wipes the Face of Jesus.
This cross is draped with two dresses, one that would be worn by a woman and one by a girl. The dresses are torn and splattered with blood to depict sexual violence against women. A naked Barbie doll is tacked to the cross as a symbol of the unrealistic standards of physical beauty that many women feel pressured to follow.

Station 7: Jesus Falls a Second Time.
The physical cross is a representation of the burden all those touched by cancer have to bear, but it also represents the hope to be able to get back up again and fight for an end to this disease.

Thankfully, the remainder of "The Stations" have this on each of their respective web pages;
This station will be revealed soon.
Thank God for small miracles.

And am I the only one who sees the emphasis on us instead of Christ?


Blogger Heather said...

Oh dear God.

6:54 PM  
Blogger Adeodatus49 said...

St. Louis Univeristy? Home of the St. Louis Jesuits, I believe. How pink!

7:26 PM  
Blogger Bill Hoog said...

That is SO GAY!

9:29 PM  
Blogger Old Bob said...

Those "stations" are PC crap. For real Stations, see my blog for the Way of the Cross according to St. Alphonsus Liguori.

10:53 PM  
Blogger Constantine said...

Dear Caveman,

This is way off topic, but I guarantee that you will enjoy the following video re one of your favorite politicians:

8:41 AM  
Blogger Anita Moore said...

Just when I thought it couldn't get any worse than the "Peace Stations of the Cross."

1:24 PM  
Blogger Sherry said...

I wanted to say something clever but this sort of stuff just leaves you stupid and gasping for thought. Gahhhhh!

9:32 AM  
Blogger Fr. Paul said...

Wouldn't it be wonderful if the university simply offered an accurate and devout Way of the Cross to encourage students to reflect upon the real meaning of the suffering and death of Our Lord--to overcome sin, to call to repentance and to bring about a change in the hearts and actions of people in the light of the Gospel--which, after all, changed the moral and spiritual lives of countless millions as the pagan world gradually accepted what the Church was proclaiming.

12:07 PM  
Blogger Dymphna said...

Shame on them for continuing to use St.Louis's name and shame on them for calling themselves Catholic.

3:08 PM  

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