"Are we prepared to promote conditions in which the living contact with God can be reestablished? For our lives today have become godless to the point of complete vacuity. God is no longer with us in the conscious sense of the word. He is denied, ignored, excluded from every claim to have a part in our daily life." - Alfred Delp, S.J.

Wednesday, June 04, 2014

Abomination of desolation ....

St. Francis Xavier, Manhattan.
Photo source.

What if?  What if this is the abomination of desolation in the sanctuary? [Matthew 24:14]

Crazy?  Maybe, maybe not.  The Rainbow flag is a distinct political statement, representing an ideology in opposition to Catholic Teaching.  In other dioceses and Catholic churches, those wearing Rainbow Sashes and pins can be refused Communion.  

Just a thought.


  1. Out here in Portland the small gay marriage bumpersticker is everywhere (a yellow equal sign against a blue backdrop). I've often mused that it might be the mark of the beast... There's a kind of a gnostic element to the stickers--you have to be "in the know" to get it since there's no text. For years I thought it was an IKEA sticker. Once I accidentally found out what it means I asked a few people if they knew what it meant and they didn't either...

    1. Years ago I used to see what I thought was detailing on cars - a thin strip of multiple colors - I thought it looked so cool and then I found out it was another rainbow gay bumper sticker. LOL! I decided it wasn't cool at all.

  2. This was actually posted on the St. Francis Xavier website. Now why doesn't Cardinal Dolan close this parish?

    1. Besides Holy Innocents I read they may close John the Baptist as well - wonderful church with a dome. I wonder how it works if a religious order has a church like St. Xavier? The biggest problem I see with the closing of churches is they are running the archdiocese like a business and selling property and buildings often built on the backs of the devout poor and working class. It's a shame. Locally my first communion parish was supposedly sold to Muslims! We have Orthodox communities from Africa looking for churches - why can't the archdiocese give these properties to these poor people? How can you buy and sell religious buildings and profit from it?

    2. I think the "abomination" will be more shocking than the picture depicted. I do not want to think about it but I sense we will pushed to the brink of extinction before our Lord Jesus returns to save his bride and her children.

      Back to the topic at hand...as I looked at that picture, I was wondering, "what happened?" Is there no fear of the Lord? No respect for His sanctuary? I too, wondered where Cardinal Dolan is? Will be interesting to see if he makes any comments at all. I read an article about him a few weeks ago regarding the consolidation of many old parishes and closure of some real beauties too.
      I would rather see those churches sold to the African Orthodox faithful than to Muslims. The thought of the sanctuary being ripped apart or the confessionals tossed out well, it is a very sad thought indeed.
      I did read about a man and his son who saved some confessionals a while back that were going to be used as urinal stalls in some bar.
      Sacrilege is all I can say!

    3. I got some of the info wrong but here is the story of the confessionals:



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