The disappointments never end for me with this Pope.
As if this weeks Synod reports weren't bad enough, Pope Francis has rented out the Sistine Chapel to Porsche.
I guess anything for a buck goes these days- charity or not. It's one thing for visitors coming to see the wonders the Vatican has in its rich Catholic history (there is respect and awe in that)- quite another for a car manufacturer looking to promote its self under the false guise of 'charity'. Greed, self promotion and using holy things for gain. I have a problem with that, but Pope Francis clearly doesn't.
Anyone else have the scriptures of the money changers being driven out by Christ flash into their heads when you first heard this story?
Or maybe you were reminded of what helped make Porsche so famous in America during the 1980's? Tom Cruise dancing in his underwear having sex with a prostitute and taking his parents Porsche for a joy ride?
Poor judgement rules again at the Vatican. Is nothing sacred and off limits anymore?
Quote: "...the managing director of the Vatican Museums, Monsignor Paolo Nicolini, rejected suggestions the the chapel was available for rent.“The Sistine Chapel can never be rented because it is not a commercial place,” he told reporters on Thursday (Oct. 16)." [end quote]Such hypocrisy. The Sistine Chapel has just been bought and paid for on behalf of a commercial event that will give money to the Vatican for the use of the Sistine Chapel by Porsche - a car manufacturer.
Do they really believe their own spin on this?
Julie @ Connecticut Catholic Corner