Thursday, February 26, 2009

The State of the Catholic Church, Lent 2009: A Photo Essay

For today, a photo essay--an interesting snapshot of the state of the Catholic church as Lent begins, 2009 . . . . The first two photos are from the Carnival parade in Düsseldorf on Monday, 23 February. The armband of the dignitary with the red wings reads (in case you cannot make out the lettering), "Bischof Williamson.

And then a photo of the real Bishop Richard Williamson, as he left Argentina this week for England, Argentina having demanded that he leave the country when his anti-Semitic views became known. Bishop Williamson is the gentleman in the ball cap raising his fist to a reporter: