The Vatican, Pope Francis,
and the “Light Show”
fissure the smoke of Satan has entered into the temple of God”
Paul VI June 29, 1972,
It would frighten any child. It should
frighten all adult Catholics.
are pictures from the presentation, authorized by Pope Francis
and the Vatican to conclude — as the finale — the
celebration for the Year of Mercy (combined with Pope Francis's
Environmental Encyclical Laudato si.
Archbishop Rino Fisichella, the president
of the Pontifical Council for the “New”
Evangelization (rather than the “old”
that emphasized Christ ... ) described the event as:
“unique for its genre
and for the fact that it is being displayed for the first time
on such a significant backdrop. These illuminations will present
images inspired of Mercy, of humanity, of the natural world,
and of climate changes.”
Look and listen below,
and tell us where you find any images or sounds “inspired of
Most likely they will offend you as
verging on (if not culminating in) sacrilege; they will challenge your
imagination in any attempt to accommodate these images and sounds with
God and Holy Mother Church.
Note that there is not one single
sacred image: not of Christ, of His Holy Mother Mary, or of
anything remotely tangential to Christianity
a subliminal commentary on the Twin Towers as the “consequence”
of “sinful capitalism”, “climate change”, and ...
music could be from a horror movie,
and the images and sounds are deeply unsettling, even frightening. If
these are images and sounds of Mercy — I politely refuse
And not one of the most beautiful and
amazing of God’s
gifts: a Baby in a mother’s
womb! And the presentation was on the FEAST OF THE IMMACULATE
Beasts. Growls. Grunting. Aborigines. Almost a collage of scenes
from Hell. Especially the sounds.
I am ashamed of this ... even humiliated ...
NOT ONE IMAGE OF JESUS ... or MARY ... or of the CHURCH! But
everything else conceivable (and frightening) is spattered across the
I have no words to describe my shame as a Catholic. What a message to
the world! “It’s not CHRIST, stupid ... it’s
And this irreverent farce of techno-genius was the finale
of the opening celebration for the Year of Mercy declared
by Pope Francis? Scandalous!
From all appearances, we will soon be worshipping at the zoo.
It was, in a single word, demonic.
Quo vadis, Francis?
Boston Catholic Journal