Rorate Caeli

Filled with hot air

Is there a more visible sign of the Pharisaism of the liturgical revolutionaries (before and, stronger than ever, after the Council) than their criticisms of the supposed "unseemliness" of the "wealth" of traditional ecclesiastical architecture and art and the millions and millions they are ready to spend on their empty secular-like structures?

12 million euros have been spent in a convent for 7 Poor Clares in Ronchamp, in the Franche-Comté (France) - a project by well-known architect Renzo Piano, built near the infamous church of Notre-Dame-du-Haut, by Le Corbusier - financed by the Association Oeuvre Notre-Dame-du-Haut, a lay association that owns the site, but has the full support of the Diocese of Besançon.

Honestly, as Francesco Colafemmina, who reports this for Fides et Forma, comments, doesn't it sound presumptuous and ridiculous for a Vatican dicastery to lecture anyone (concerning a matter that is completely "negotiable" and eminently "debatable") on the need for a unified "system not only of governance, but of government of international economy and finance" and for a "World Central Bank" when scandalous waste like this takes place, for all intents and purposes, in the name of the Catholic Church?