One day, while chatting with some friends, Cardinal Ratzinger quipped, “The way I see it, the proof that the Church has Divine origins is the fact that it has survived the millions of sermons delivered every Sunday!”There is much more, painful to read, by Succi, as well as this:
... In short, you can witness all sorts of things going on in the churches….all but the one thing necessary - that Jesus Christ is the center.
Indeed, in this widespread inattentiveness, even the Italian bishops have cast Him out from the churches (i.e.at least visibly removed from the High Altar and set aside in some corner). He, Who is the rightful owner, namely the Son of God, present in the Most Blessed Sacrament. (emphasis added)
"Newly remodeled Seminary Chapel of the Diocese of Hildesheim, Germany [Source]: in the center, the ambo ('Tisch des Wortes' - Table of the Word) and, farther away, the altar ('Tisch des Brotes' - Table of the Bread)"