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Episcopal priest faces scrutiny over nude art

There are 3 comments on the www.virtueonline.org story from Sep 23, 2012, titled Episcopal priest faces scrutiny over nude art . In it, www.virtueonline.org reports that:

In the middle of the 16th century, Catholic bishops and theologians met sporadically in the city of Trento in northern Italy to discuss the church's response to the Reformation. Over the course of 18 years, the Council of Trent produced documents correcting abuses like indulgences and other corruption.

In 1564, the council ordered that some naked figures in Michelangelo's massive "Last Judgment" fresco in the Sistine Chapel be covered up as a result of the council's dictate that "all lasciviousness be avoided; in such wise that figures shall not be painted or adorned with a beauty exciting to lust."

It will be difficult for critics to compare Michelangelo's nudes with the ones photographed by the Rev. John Blair. Just after the Episcopal Diocese of Missouri launched an investigation of the St. Louis priest, many of his photos of nude models were removed from the Internet ...

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Since: May 08

Stratford, Connecticut.

#1 Sep 23, 2012
from virtueonline:

"Blair became a priest in the Episcopal Church in 2000. In 2004, he became rector of All Saints' Episcopal Church. He resigned in 2007 after being accused of what diocesan officials called 'an impropriety,' though the diocese found no evidence to support the accusation.

"The priest is also a member of both the Association of Professional Chaplains and the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education, and each has a code of ethics that include rules against sexual misconduct.

"Aside from being an Episcopal priest, Blair was a friar in the Episcopal Order of St. Francis, whose website says its members 'denounce promiscuity, exploitation and abusiveness in the relationships of any of the brothers.'"

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Since: May 07

The Mountain Empire

#2 Sep 24, 2012
Vatican Insists: David Must Wear Fig Leaf


Soon the Church would be suppressing nudity too. Paul IV (pope 1555-1559), defaced many statues and paintings by covering up or painting over disconcerting genitals. Michelangelo's Last Judgement in the Sistine Chapel was sanitised in this way, the artist who carried out the task, Daniel of Volterra, earning the nickname il braghettone ("the trouserer"). Innocent X (pope 1644-1655) installed metal fig leaves on the nude statues in the Vatican.


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Since: May 08

Stratford, Connecticut.

#3 Sep 24, 2012
MiddleWay wrote:
Vatican Insists: David Must Wear Fig Leaf ...
What does the Vatican have to do with TEC's Rev. John Blair?

Just after the Episcopal Diocese of Missouri, NOT the Vatican, launched an investigation of this Episcopal priest, many of his photos of nude models were removed from the Internet.

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