Re: Re: reorganisation and destruction of irish catholic churches
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”The redemptive beauty of Christ is reflected above all in the Saints of every age, but also in the works of art which the Faith has brought forth: they have the ability to purify and raise our hearts and, thereby, to transport us beyond ourselves to God, who is Beauty itself. The theologian Joseph Ratzinger is convinced that this encounter with beauty “which wounds the soul and in this way opens its eyes” is “the true apology of Christian faith.”
(Â© L’Osservatore Romano – 8-9 June 2009)
I can’t help this, but every time you post one of those treatise on ‘beauty’, I think of Quasimodo cowering behind a gargoyle!
You just can’t link beauty with faith, or goodness, beauty is a set of conventions that a culture invents, not some kind of fundamental truth.