Powerful indictment of the Modern World’s efforts to keep Christ under wraps, sealed in a plastic sheath that masks Christianity’s wild, radical call to a new kind of life? With the ladder symbolizing man’s attempt to ascend through his own technological prowess – a modern-day Babel?


A newly shipped statue that hasn’t been unpacked yet?

It’s at the entrance to the Modern Christian Art section in the Vatican Museum – before you get to the Sistine Chapel, you have to run a gauntlet of identical white rooms lined with some really wretched offerings – so it’s pretty much anybody’s guess.


  1. j. christian says

    I think you’ve stumbled upon a great idea for an art exhibit. Feel like flexing some artistic muscles other than the writing ones?

  2. Matthew Lickona says

    Sure. Who’s gonna be our patron?

  3. Matthew,

    St. Teilhard de Chardin, of course!


  4. I definitely think the ‘veil’ helps…

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