More grifters! Well I guess we'll never see that "Benedict Option" of Christendom built anytime soon!
I guess one can now really say "our church has gone to the dogs!"
This "Benedict Option" (the saint, not the Pope ) approach has been tried by some Catholics - for example: Ave Maria town in Florida - but without much success. There's plans to do something similar in Texas.
The byzantines did their own "improved" translation a few years back. It resulted in many faithful departing to the (o)rthodox churches. They got Patriarch Bart on Francis' team - so...?
There it is again: "move forward" - progressivism!!!
And right before All Souls' Day! Talk about (as they say in the media) BAD OPTICS!!! To bury the dead is a corporal work of mercy. Only atheists view the body as "cells" to be disposed of or used for profit (abortion). Lord have mercy!!
"accredited media"? Guess EWTN is not on the list!
Quote: "The path forward is scary..." Forward, ever forward! Man, how I hate that phrase! It seems to pop up in every meeting I attend. Tradition cannot coexist with the modern idea of progress. Salvation history is a RETURN to the Father God that was lost by sin in Eden!
Ditto for even parish priests. In our church we have to endure praying for refugees & migrants EVERY DAY. Yesterday, the priest introduced a new term - he called them "pilgrims". Guess like pumpkin-spiced everything, Thanksgiving is coming up so lay on the autumnal tropes!
The bottom photo looks like some 'steampunk' gender-swap version of Gulliver's Travels!
Your last point is making a 'come-back' with the woke among us - except for a different reason: you see, bathing regularly wastes water and hurts the environment! I've seen videos on YT extolling the 'unwashed masses' look. Even my nurse practitioner gave me the bizarre recommendation "It's not necessary to wash everyday." No thank you!
F.Y.I. Statue is of "Our Lady of Medjugorje". You can tell by the church building at her feet.
This "church" - if that's what you want to call it - reflects the modernist 'faith' from where it has it's origin. Abstract in design, devoid of any iconography or images of Our Lord or the holy saints, it makes "christianity" a mere set of concepts detached from historical reality. Ironic coming from a 'pope' who decries traditionalists of making our Faith into an ideology!