Saturday, March 29, 2014

Graven Images???

Protestants usually criticize the Catholic Church because of its many statues and images of Mary, Jesus, and the saints.  They often label Catholics "idol worshipers" due to these statutes and icons.  They don't understand that Catholics don't worship these statues, but venerate them.  They have no comprehension of the difference between adoration (which is reserve for God alone) and veneration.  

There are many Christian artists.  Leonardo da Vinci was one of those who loved to paint religious art.  A replica of his famous "Last Supper" sits in my dining room as I compose this post.  I find it unfortunate that some Catholics are beginning to think and act like Protestants in demeaning icons and Christian art.  How is it possible that some Catholics would look at a painting of baby Jesus and Mary and call it "horrible"?  

They don't like the crucifix beside the ambo.  They hate the Jewish menorah on the table. They dislike the songs of the Way.  They despise the paintings of Jesus and Mary.  I can easily excuse the Protestants because of their ignorance of veneration.  What excuse do some Catholics have for their hatred of Christian art and icons?  


5 comments:

  1. I would not worry about em. Prejudice in their heart. Tim's butt got hurt cuz of Gofigan.

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    1. A LOT of people are hurt because of what has happened to Fr. Gofigan.

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  2. Catholics don't object to Christian icons and art - true Catholics object to fanaticism (eg only Kiko's icons, only Kiko's music, only Kiko's catechesis, only Kiko's chairs and carpets) and bad art.

    You ask: "How is it possible that some Catholics would look at a painting of baby Jesus and Mary and call it "horrible"? "

    This is the answer to your question: http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-OrAlztJ00b4/UD7mVbS7GuI/AAAAAAAAAXY/B7y2QYX6bc8/s1600/Iconos+del+Camino+Neocatecumenal+2.jpg

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    1. Actually, the carpets and chairs were never designed by Kiko. Kiko is a musician and painter. He never designed any carpets or chairs. As for Kiko's catechesis (which you vehemently object to) that was approved by the Pope.

      Using someone's art and music is not fanaticism. According to Dictionary.com,, a fanatic is a person with an extreme and uncritical enthusiasm or zeal. In fact, Dictionary.com records one of the synonyms for fanatic as "Bigot."

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    2. AnonymousMarch 29, 2014 at 4:54 PM wrote: "only Kiko's icons, only Kiko's music"
      That is a myth. I explain it on my own blog: https://iternc.wordpress.com/2014/08/22/music-and-art/

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