Act of Reparation against Blasphemy at St. Mary's Cathedral in Linz, Austria

Act of Reparation against Blasphemy at St. Mary's Cathedral in Linz, Austria

In the context of an “art project,” a sculpture meant to depict the Blessed Virgin Mary was displayed in St. Mary’s Cathedral in Linz, Austria. The statue, designed by “artist” Esther Strauss, depicted the Virgin Mary in an obscene and heretical manner.

The “art” display in St. Mary’s Cathedral was sanctioned by the bishop of the Diocese of Linz, Manfred Scheuer.

As part of the Linz diocese's DonnaStage project on the topic of "Women's roles, family images and gender equality", a sculpture of a woman with ordinary features sitting on a stone and showing her intimate body parts in the midst of labor pains was exhibited in St. Mary's Cathedral in Linz. The "artist" intended her sculpture to be a representation of the "mother of God giving birth to Jesus".

This depiction is blasphemous because it contradicts the Catholic faith.

The “art” display in St. Mary’s Cathedral was sanctioned by the bishop of the Diocese of Linz, Manfred Scheuer.

It is not only a dogma of the Catholic faith that the Mother of God was a virgin before, during and after the birth (First Lateran Council), but also that she was freed from the pain associated with childbirth.

The Austrian TFP, together with volunteers from other European TFP's and from abroad, will mobilize next Saturday to give a public testimony of repudiation of this blasphemy and to offer reparation.

Location: Landstraße X Rudigierstraße
Near the cathedral square in Linz
Date: 13.07. 2024
Time: 17.00 hrs

Sign the open letter of protest: https://tfp.at/offener-brief/

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