Beam me up Guido!


Look at what they have designed as a sanctuary for the Mass of beatification of Cardinal Newman!

Damian Thompson has described it as having the aesthetic vision of the late L Ron Hubbard. Messa in Latino refers to it as an orribile struttura among other things. Fr Z has a poll. As of the time of posting, the results are as follows:

With the appointment of Lord Patten, Her Majesty's Government seem keen to avoid Britain being a laughing-stock on the historic occasion of the Pope's visit, but it is embarrassing to think that images of this pseudo space-age sanctuary will be shown around the globe. I wouldn't blame the Holy Father if he were to sit in the chair and whisper "Beam me up Guido!"

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