Western Civilization Exists for the Mass

NOV 7 Posted by Brian Williams -Liturgy Guy Many are stunned today at the speed in which western civilization is collapsing. Coinciding with this is the post-conciliar crisis within the Church, the fourth great crisis of Christendom as it has been described by that great defender of orthodoxy, Bishop Athanasius Schneider of Kazakhstan. What may not be as clear too many is the connection between the destruction of the Mass and of the collapse of Continue Reading →

Triumphalism Defeats Heresy | liturgy guy

JUL 27 Posted by liturgy guy In the Piazza del Gesù in Rome stands the mother church for the Society of Jesus, the Church of the Gesù. Inside one finds artist Pierre Le Gros’ classic marble relief, Religion Overthrowing Heresy and Hatred (pictured above). Long recognized by art historians as an archetypal image of the Church Triumphant, the Web Gallery of Art notes: In Le Gros’ work, Religion hurls down thunderbolts upon an old woman representing Hatred while Continue Reading →

Worth a Thousand Words: Iconography as Language – Homiletic & Pastoral Review

Worth a Thousand Words: Iconography as Language JUNE 13, 2016 BY NICHOLAS SENZ 1 COMMENT The Pascha Icon-for Easter “A picture is worth a thousand words,” as the saying goes. This common phrase hints at something deeper: the profound ability of images to communicate ideas. This should not surprise us. Words are signs, pointing to something besides themselves. Images, too, can be signs, when they point beyond themselves to indicate something larger. And for these signs, be they words Continue Reading →