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Thursday, May 10, 2018
MAYBE SOME GOOD WILL COME FROM THE GAYLA FIASCO
Full papal pomp
We have to make a distinction between the ugly Met Gayla and the actual exhibit at the Metrpolitan Musem of Art with beautiful artifacts and liturgical vesture on loan from the Vatican with the help of Archbishop Gainswain and Msgr. Guido Marini both of whom appreciate and would promote Pope Benedict's liturgical vision.
With that said, this commentary from First Things by way of Crux hits the ball omit of the park:
Also lamenting the lack of real faith behind the display (at the gayla) was Matthew Schmitz of First Things, who said that people should pay attention to the real Catholic imagination and the meaning behind it, and not the overly sentimental and shallow aesthetic Catholicism that was on display at the gala.
“The same faith that gave rise to these beautiful baubles proposed views on sexuality and social order that are contrary to the spirit of the age. It is foolish to suppose that either the Church’s teaching or its relics are mere artefacts that now have lost their power,” he said.
“These beautiful copes, stoles, clasps, and rings still move men-still have the power Leo XIII acknowledged in Testem Benevolentiae when he advised priests in America to spread the faith ‘by the pomp and splendor of ceremonies’ as well as ‘by setting forth that sound form of doctrine.’ In the Met’s carnival atmosphere, their splendor seems all the more radiant.”