News Release: December 2, 2015
Sacrilege in Spain: Over 240 Stolen Consecrated
Hosts Used for Blasphemous "Art" Exhibit
The Urgent Need for Reparation
Fatima Center Special Report
December 2, 2015
Our Lady came to Fatima to warn that “man must cease offending God.” She called us to make reparation for sin, particularly by means of the daily Rosary, the Five First Saturdays and devotion to Her Immaculate Heart.
An egregious offense against Our Lord just occurred in Spain that cries to Heaven for reparation.
Catholic News Agency reports: “The Spanish artist Abel Azcona stole more than 240 consecrated Hosts by pretending to receive Holy Communion at Mass. He then placed the Hosts on the ground to form the word ‘pederasty’ in Spanish.”
The outrage occurred in the Spanish city of Pamplona, located in northern Spain near the French border.
More detail on the atrocity is provided by LifeSiteNews: “The ‘art’ piece” not only comprises the sacrilege of Hosts on the ground, but also “consists of pictures showing the process the artist went through: stealing the Hosts during Mass, using them to form a word on the floor and then sitting naked next to them. A cup full of the consecrated Hosts is also on exhibition.”
Azcona boasted on his Twitter page, “I attended 242 eucharists (sic) and with the hosts I made the word pederasty.” Azcona also posted pictures of the Hosts on the floor, and his acts of stealing the Hosts, on his Facebook and Twitter profiles (see photos above).
A private citizen reacting against the blasphemy removed the Hosts laid out on the ground and took them to a nearby parish. Azcona responded with mockery, noting he still has a chalice full of Hosts he purloined.
The Hosts on the floor were never replaced, but the rest of the sacrilegious exhibit remains.
Azcona, an openly homosexual ‘artist’, is known for his anti-religious screeds. In a recent interview he sneered, “Religion is at the same level as cancer or AIDS, and in fact has killed more people than these better-known diseases.”
The guilt for this heinous event not only falls on Azcona, but on the city of Pamplona itself.
Maider Beloki, a councilwoman from the city’s Department of Culture, presented the exhibit, which is titled “Buried.”
At opening night a crowd of faithful Catholics arrived to protest and make reparation. They entered the building housing the exhibit, prayed the Rosary and ended by chanting Viva Christo Rey (“Long live Christ the King”).
Since the exhibition is on government property, a religious freedom group called maslibres.org called on Pamplona’s Mayor to remove the exhibit.
A crowd subsequently gathered on November 23 outside City Council to protest peacefully. At the end, the mayor apparently gave a feeble speech in the language of political correctness. He merely asked the artist to “reconsider” the inclusion of “some of the contents” of the exhibition as they “have provoked the rejection of part of the population,” so as to “favor a climate of harmony and not hurt any sensitivities.”
The Christian Lawyers Association has filed a suit against Azcona for “an offense against religious sentiments and desecrations,” a crime that carries with it a 12 to 18 month jail sentence. The Association also called for the complete removal of Azcona’s exhibition.
Meanwhile His Excellency Francisco Perez, Archbishop of Pamplona, called for Masses of reparation throughout the diocese. In an interview with Alfa y Omega, the bishop denounced the exhibit as a “blasphemous sacrilege,” and said Azcona “has disdained, devaluated and ridiculed the Eucharist, which is the real presence of Jesus Christ in the Sacred Host and the most holy thing for a Catholic.”
It is hard not to see the element of the demonic in Azcona’s actions. The desecration, mockery and sacrilege could not be more explicit.
The Fatima Center calls upon its friends to
make reparation for this unspeakable desecration.
Each can make reparation according to his or her preference: Rosaries, Masses, Holy Hours, Litanies, sacrifices and other reparatory practices.
We also recommend praying the Fatima Reparation prayer at least 242 times in reparation for deliberate and public blasphemy. It is the prayer taught by the Angel of Fatima to the three children in 1916:
“O Most Holy Trinity, Father, Son and Holy Ghost, I adore Thee most profoundly and I offer up to Thee the Most Precious Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity of the same Son Jesus Christ present in all the Tabernacles of the world, in reparation for all the sacrileges, outrages and indifferences by which He Himself is offended. And through the infinite merits of His most Sacred Heart, I beg of Thee the conversion of poor sinners.”
Will you recite this prayer 242 times in reparation for the 242 sacrilegious thefts of the consecrated Hosts? And also pray for the conversion of the perverse artist? Remember to make reparation on the upcoming First Saturday, especially the Communion of Reparation. Please spread this word to others and let us know what you plan to do in reparation for this offense against Our Blessed Lord in the Eucharist.
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