Monday, April 09, 2007

Another Tradition Gone

Hat tip to the Evil Traditionalist

St Veronica and the falls of Jesus are out, and Judas and Pontius Pilate are in, in a radical revision of the Stations of the Cross by Monsignor Gianfranco Ravasi, prefect of the Ambrosian Library in Milan and a member of the Pontifical Biblical Commission. St Veronica's act of wiping the face of Jesus with her veil is an ancient tradition of the Church, but since it isn't mentioned specifically in the Bible, it is being replaced with Judas and Pontius Pilate, who are part of scripture.

Remember the three teaching authorities of the Church? Scripture, Tradition and the Magisterium? Whatever happened to tradition?

1 comment:

Anita Moore said...

Well, at my parish, there is some group that did "stations" during Lent using a slide projector, and comparing the Passion and Death of Jesus to Vietnam, homelessness, and the Kent State shootings. At least these new "stations" have some basis in Scripture.

By the way, I can't help being skeptical of the news coverage of this. I bet it doesn't track the reality as closely as it purports to.