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Monday, October 15, 2007

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Atlanta Catholic

Thomistic,

I am wondering if the homosexual influence of drama and theater is the culprit behind these Liturgical disasters. Yes, this is sure a "VIBRANT" community. Our Holy Sacrifice of the Mass has been reduced to theater in the round.

The Bishops have been successful in referring to the Mass as just another meal. Well, now they are providing entertainment along with the meal. Shame on Bishop Barnes! Shame on the Knights of Columbus! The Knights still don't get it. They refuse to understand that the only reason they are being included is a great love of flair and swaying feather plumes.

Mona Alona


I take it that the natives retreated back to their caves to devour the human sacrifice.

Mona Alona

The mothership has landed, let us all join in the celebration

Andrzej

This looks a lot like my daughter's Confirmation last May, presided over by Bishop Barnes and attended by some 4th Degree Knights. It was just a silly hootenanny -- an old '60s and early '70s term that seems to fit. Guys like Barnes are trying to be cool and relevant, but I don't think even the kids they're trying to attact find it cool. They just endure it. I doubt that anybody really likes it, with the possible exception of the garage band up in front -- because this is the only gig they're good enough to get. The Mass is just another meal to bishops like Barnes, and the "entertainment" level is akin to that of a cheap dinner theater on the edge of some small town. Our good Lord deserves so-o-o-o-o much more!

jennifer

Clapping...I cringe everytime I hear it for one thing or another during mass. Is the mass for us or worship of our Holy God for which He is so worthy. Unbelievable!

jjc

I've seen the same thing in diocese of Oakland on the feast of Immaculate Conception. In fairness, it may have been a case of excess by the liturgical committee, because the priest shook his head in disapproval as the event transpired.

David Anthony Domet

My, it has been a rough week for the Catholic Church in California...

David Anthony Domet

My, it has been a rough week for the Catholic Church in California...

David Anthony Domet

My, it has been a rough week for the Catholic Church in California...

Michelle

My 12yrold daughter said "What is that you are lokking at?"" That Sure dosen't look like the Triditine Mass." "That is very bad!" Our family went to our first Triditine Mass yesterday at our parish. We were at such peace at the Extra ordinary form of The Holy Mass. We will surely be going back to the Triditine Mass every other Sunday. My child sings in the childrens choir at the Ordinary form of the Mass. They sing very traditional hymns and chant parts of the Mass in latin.

Jim

Gag!!! Were such an abomination to occur in my parish I would get up, walk out, and never come back.

A Simple Sinner

ATTENTION CALIFORNIANS:

Sell your over-priced homes and condos to move to the midwest. You will be amazed at the mansions you can buy with the procedes from your 2 bedroom ranch there... And this GARBAGE is on the way out...

If you live in California, just leave. Your soul will thank you for it one day.

anthony

Were such an abomination to occur in my church I would stand up and voice my opinions, and then make them stop... forceably if necessary.

Imagine if it were your kid running around, dancing, and making noise. You take them and sit them down and tell them to be quiet.

Just remember they only do what we allow them to do.

Dan Hunter

Thomistic,
Is there some way that we can e-mail this abomination to the Holy Father.
I do not trust many at the Vatican but I do trust our Holy Father.
Please give us an address that we can send this to.
God bless you.

MLJ

If this is happening at your parish, tell your pastor that you will not put up with this stuff anymore. Talk to fellow parishioners and get them on board. Write to your bishop and to the Vatican. Attend every Liturgy Committee and Parish Council meeting, AND LET THEM KNOW THAT WHAT'S HAPPENING IS EVIL.

But before any of this, PRAY THE ROSARY and CONSECRATE YOURSELF TO MARY, because you'll need Mary's support when battling Satan, the author of all this confusion. He will not go down without a fight! Make no mistake, this is a battle for the souls of everyone on the planet. Satan is attacking the Church like never before, and we MUST JOIN THE BATTLE.

In "True Devotion to Mary", St. Louis de Montfort says:

"Finally, Mary must terrorize the devil and his henchmen like an army arrayed in battle, principally in these end times, because the devil, knowing full well that he has little time to damn souls, and much less than ever, redoubles every day his efforts and his combats; he will soon raise up cruel persecutions, and will set up terrible ambushes for the faithful servants and true children of Mary, whom he has more trouble mastering than others.

It is principally these last and cruel persecutions from the devil, which will increase every day until the reign of the Antichrist, which one must see in this first and famous prophecy and curse which God pronounced against the serpent: Inimicitias ponam inter te et multierem, et semen tuum semen illius; ipsa conteret caput tuum, et tu insidiaberis calcaneo ejus (Gen. 3:15): I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between her race and yours; she will crush your head, and you will wait in ambush for her heel...

...But the power of Mary over all the demons will radically intensify in the end times, when Satan will lie in ambush for her heel, that is to say for her humble slaves and for her poor children whom she will raise up to make war against him. They will be little and poor in the eyes of the world, and humbled before everyone like the heel, trampled and persecuted like the heel as regards the rest of the body; but in exchange, they will be rich in the grace of God, which Mary will distribute to them in abundance; great and elevated in holiness before God, superior to all creatures by their lively zeal, and so strongly supported by divine help, that with the humility of their heel, in union with Mary, they will crush the head of the devil and bring about the triumph of Jesus Christ." (reference: ISBN 1593304706)

wandering through

personally, i think you all just display your ignorance with comments like these.

and, hello, "jungle boogie" and "native" are fairly racist slurs. it's not your fathers' k-k-katholic church ya know!

now go read your bibles and learn something (hint: to _be_ good, rather than posing at it)

Patrick

Wandering Through,

I took your advice and read my Bible. I read the first chapter of Romans. You should try it sometime.

Michelle

Wandering through, I have no problem with people dancing or putting on performances expressing their culture, just not in Church especially during any part of The Holy Mass. I wouldn't want the waltz or any white european dance performed as well! So cut the crap about KKK. The people doing the performance could be misinformed about proper behavior at Holy Mass. The one to blame is the Bishop and the pastor of the parish.

Beatrice

No wonder our Blessed Mother has appeared repeatedly, warning us that the cup is overflowing! Where is the reverence for Our Lord and Savior?

Sonni Gilley

From what I could tell from the poor video/sound quality, it does appear to be nothing more than entertainment. However, I was privileged to attend the canonization Mass of St. Juan Diego in Mexico City, which was celebrated by our beloved John Paul the Great. The processional was led by native dancers, all men, and sung in the native tongue (not Spanish!) by a tenor from the Mexico City opera. It was quite reverant and moving. The purpose wasn't for the spectacle, but to honor the humble roots of the peasant/saint. Applause seems to be an American Church phenomenon.

Sonni Gilley

From what I could tell from the poor video/sound quality, it does appear to be nothing more than entertainment. However, I was privileged to attend the canonization Mass of St. Juan Diego in Mexico City, which was celebrated by our beloved John Paul the Great. The processional was led by native dancers, all men, and sung in the native tongue (not Spanish!) by a tenor from the Mexico City opera. It was quite reverant and moving. The purpose wasn't for the spectacle, but to honor the humble roots of the peasant/saint. Applause seems to be an American Church phenomenon.

Benedicamus

Pardon my French, but W.... T.....F....!
Ugh, some days it's very rough being a California Catholic.

SJM

In Orlando a few years ago we had the Drums of the Belgian Congo from Disney World doing the same thing at our Mass. It was embarrassing!!

Joe

I just might take that advice and get out of here. Do pray that I become a good priest though (when the time comes). orthodox Catholicism will be coming back.

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