Progressivism in the Church
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Pagan idolatry in Bari’s CathedralThe medieval Cathedral of San Sabino in Bari, Italy, reveals a wonder of precision in architecture: every year on the summer solstice the sun projects the design of the rose window from the front wall of the building onto the central floor mosaic and, for a short time, the two designs become just one.
This extraordinary mastery of both astrology and architecture has been praised as an expression of the high level of civilization of the Middle Ages. Through the centuries people have gathered on midsummer day at that Cathedral to admire the reproduction of this remarkable occurrence.
Today, however, the progressivist clergy of Bari is twisting its significance. It is now giving the day an ecological bent by making a kind of ceremony for the adoration of the sun, as many pagan sects still do on the solstice. It is also promoting adoration of a tree as a way to worship ‘Mother Nature.’
In fact, as you can see on this page, on June 21, 2017, three young ballerinas wearing transparent dresses twirled around a tree placed inside Bari's Cathedral as if they were pagan vestal virgins, the priestesses of the Roman goddess of the hearth and its fire in ancient Rome.
After that, an even more eerie ceremony took place. Another female dancer, in a strange snake-like, skin-tight apparel performed sensual movements and invited some of those present to join the ballerinas in their cult of the tree.
The local Bishop knows that he is pushing his career forward by allowing these initiatives. The Vatican looks at them quite favorably.
Here the reader has a good example of the liturgical fruits of Francis' Encyclical Laudato si'.
Posted July 2, 2017