If I had read in a dystopian novel about the Neo-Church that instead of a monstrance they would use a pagan image, I would have thought, 'This author is exaggerating! Who would ever think of or do such a thing?'
'There is no German Church, except in the minds of authoritarian bishops who abuse their office, of lay functionaries who are thirsty for power and of ideologically stubborn professors. In the light of the image of the Church of Vatican II, these men of the German national church are not as progressive as they think, but even more reactionary than they seem.'
'I believe,' declared Vatican expert Marco Tosatti in Rome today, 'that this declaration is one of the most devastating sentences for Catholicism ever uttered by a pope and that it is a substantial affirmation of relativism.'