When the Church walks away from the cross
Many of us have seen the Loggia of Raphael. It contains thirteen different rooms with columns and a ceiling on which there are paintings, all rather typical of that period of the Church when she was in a decline: the Reformation. If you remember walking through the Loggia of Raphael, you'll remember seeing peacocks, foxes, and elephants. There are only four religious paintings: the transfiguration is the last one in the life of our Lord. There is no crucifixion. No cross. You will always know the dark days of the Church when there is a walking away from the cross of Christ.