Monday, July 2, 2012

Screaming for Dollars

Munch's "The Scream
Last month, "The Scream" was auctioned off for almost 120 million dollars. That's a lot of money!

Sometimes, old wags will say, "If the Church needs money so bad, why don't they go and sell off some of that art?"
Usually, I would argue with this statement and tell them that the art in the Vatican and elsewhere is priceless and some of it specific to worship. Also, the local church doesn't have the high art the Vatican does or at least some of the high-dollar classics.

But then I saw this picture the bill for the Bishop's renovation of the Cathedral can be paid for after all!

Bishop Latino has a very valuable icon over his shoulder!