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Neilson Carlin

Posted by L. A. on March 2, 2014


Donya

Donya

Sophia

Sophia

Mary Beth

Mary Beth

Peter Campbell

Peter Campbell

Trepidation

Trepidation

Dan (With Harmonica)

Dan (With Harmonica)

The Cameo (Portrait Of Helicia)

The Cameo (Portrait Of Helicia)

In Communion

In Communion

Dusk

Dusk

Theoria

Theoria

Illumination

Illumination

Ordinatio

Ordinatio

Priest

Priest

Surrender At Gethsemane

Surrender At Gethsemane

Sunset

Sunset

Martyr

Martyr

Pope Saint Pius X

Pope Saint Pius X

Blessed Pope, John Paul II

Blessed Pope, John Paul II

Saint Therese Of Lisieux

Saint Therese Of Lisieux

Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini

Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini

Saint John Francis Regis

Saint John Francis Regis

Saint Toribio Romo

Saint Toribio Romo

Prudence

Prudence

Justice

Justice

Temperance

Temperance

Fortitude

Fortitude

Fides

Fides

Spes

Spes

Caritas

Caritas

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2 Responses to “Neilson Carlin”

  1. Bruce said

    I was wondering who the guy is serving as a papal footstool is in “Pope Saint Pius X.”

    At first, I thought he was Hitler and I was going to protest, saying “Whoa. The Pope sat in the Vatican during World War II and did very little about the rise of Fascism and the atrocity of the Holocaust.” Not that I blame him altogether because, once he decided not to be a martyr, would could he do surrounded as he was by the forces of Hitler’s good friend Mussolini? Besides, recent research has found that although “Some post-war critics have accused Pius of either being overly cautious, or of ‘not doing enough,’ or even of ‘silence’ in the face of the Holocaust. Supporters have held that he saved thousands, if not tens or hundreds of thousands of Jews by ordering his Church to provide them with sanctuary and aid, and that he provided moral and intellectual leadership in opposition to the violent racism of Nazi ideology.” [Wikipedia]

    But then I realized, “D’oh! Wrong Pius!” The painting is of Pius X while the guy wearing the mitre during WWII was Pius XII. Pius X was pope from 1903 to his death in August 1914, just as the First World War was getting started (“The Guns of August”). So, who is that on the floor, Kaiser Wihelm?

    No, disappointingly to a history buff. It turns out to be just the Devil, unhorned but with a mustache. According to one source, “In the portrait, the pope stands with one foot planted on the back of a prone male figure. The figure may represent the devil, as a serpent is twined around his right arm. In his left hand the figure clasps a red-bound book entitled, ‘Loisy — L’Evangile et L’Eglise (The Gospel and the Church).'” Apparently that was required reading as part of his punishment.

    The source: http://catholickey.org/2012/01/06/new-paintings-grace-cathedral%E2%80%99s-st-pius-x-chapel/

    • It would be very strange to see a XXth century pope standing on a german politics; also excluding the “hot” affair Hitler-PioXII, from Garibaldi’s conquer of Rome in 1870 til end of WWII, popes had more than a simpathy for Austria and Germany, ‘historical’ enemies of the ‘guilty’ newlyborn Italian Kingdom

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