"One More That's It" . . .
It ought to be my policy for posting the following video, but I won't promise that.
"Hey, hey! We're the monks."
This blog is going down the "YouTube".
BENEDICTINE MONKEES-- click on the image to see the video.
No one who reads this is practicing custody of the eyes
(1) the gold mounting from between A.D. 1200 and 1350;The stone cup is similar to ones made in the same period in Egypt or Palestine for use in solemn feasts and the households of the rich.
(2) the stone base from between A.D. 900 and 1100;
(3) the stone cup from between 200 B.C. and A.D. 100.
I live go to a rural parish in the deep south, the only Catholic church in my town. Yesterday, I found out that the priest is installing a multimedia system in the church. The church is a 70's style structure, with little art except for the stations of the cross and two big banners (yech) on each side of the tabernacle. The TV screens will be hidden behind the banners in the church. At the meeting where this was announced, I raised several objections about the sacrifice of the Mass being no place to bring in secularizing influences like TV screens, to no avail. The pastor insisted that the Mass would stay reverent (parishioners already talk at the top of their voices before and after Mass) and there need be no concern. The rumor is that he wants them installed because the bishop insists on broadcasting an "annual appeal message" every year and our pastor is tired of rolling in TV monitors. I think that is a lame excuse.Such a thing is not forbidden.
Are permanent video monitors appropriate for the inside of the church? Is such a thing forbidden?