some personal views for Catholic readers
Aint it grand. so relevant!
Oh my goodness...by the way, does anyone else find shows like Sister Act are sacrilegious?
It was easy to spot they weren't real nuns: they wore the habit and the veil!
Lovely Altar rails...
Look, they're radiating lurve and joy snd fun, so what's to grouch about?The largely female, middle-aged audience enjoyed it.
Pray for FFI and pray for the church!!!!!
The basic silliness of such a presentation (which is reminiscent of the bishops' village-people routine in Rio) rings so hollow! It doesn't speak to people in a 'valley of tears'. That's why I get irritated at the Holy Father when he says Christians should walk around with grins plastered on their faces. Don't we have a duty to life itself to take it a little more seriously? (Let alone God Almighty!)
Simon, you are so funny! Many a true word said in jest.
Please tell me that blasphemy wasn't in a Catholic Church, during Holy Mass, in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament?? Lord save us.
Anyone who tells me I shouldn't go to an SSPX chapel. I rest my case!.
Ah Viennait was labelled the most antisemitic city in europe by parents of jewish friends ,before the Anschluss.Now it is anything goes at Mass
What was the priest's rainbow stole all about?When with the Mr Fox the Commissioner arrive?
You do realise this was last year? Rorate ran a report at the time. It cannot really be attributed to the current Pope or really connected to the current difficulties of FFI
Always see 'em when you haven't got a gun!
Physiocrat, the lgbtq stole is, well, an lgtbq 'stole'. Is this legal? and did you see the priest with his lgtbtq scarf in the background consecrating the host? in the background. maybe this what papa-tango means by periphery...go, go to the background, oh Reality, go become thin on that surface, become like too little butter spread on too much toast - then you will know you are poor and then God will love you, I might even, too. and will this priest be disciplined? will he have to take oaths of fealty to authentic tradition? no of course not becausehe already feeds the ecclesial group-mind of the Joker-maker-over.
biskindbio - this sort sacrilege goes on and on and on - it's surle deeply relevant given razing of the Faith of authentic Catholicism.
I think I remember Pope John Paul saying that no music should be performed in churches except as part of the liturgy. You could not, therefore, have a performance in a church of, say, Monteverdi's Vespers as a concert. Of course this directive has never been observed. Maybe it should be!
As offensive as this is (I am giving them the benefit of the doubt that the songs they sang were no worse than any others that might have been sung in Mass these days by singers from the front of the Church instead of in the choir loft), I think I am more shocked by seeing a female altar boy in cassock and surplice.
Nein...nein. Someone ought to teach them "Reno erat Rudolphus". http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BwkH1SAwphY
This is the church of the C8 Cardinal Schönborn.Here you can see him celebrating a disco youth mess.http://gloria.tv/?media=16608The idea to let the "artists" perform in the Stephansdom came from Dompfarrer Toni Faber:http://www.vienna.at/wien-toni-faber-holt-sister-act-in-den-stephansdom/news-20110916-05121180According to the media the "event" was a great success: Full church, full success. The artists even got standings ovations. Report with a much better video of this including Dompfarrer Faber distributing Holy Communion in the hand:http://www.wienholding.tv/Sister-Act-im-Stephansdom/195
It should read youth "mass".
At least they dont subject their congregation to "hymns" such as "Fancy walking on the water Lord, what next whatever next, what next whatever next, "Lord of the Dance", "Peace perfect peace" (which induces thoughts of the opposite) and "My God Loves Me" the tune for which originates from a French song most unsuitable for a church, and all the other dirges that were forced on us from the "20th Century folk hymnal" in my youth and probably still are aired in many UK parishes.
It seems pointless attacking Austrians. They have been demonised since the Anschluss and the collapse of the Church there runs in parallel to a loss of nationalist identity. It might be tempting to offer them schism and by so doing get rid of their Cardinal.
Slightly off topic, but I discovered this on Elliot's blog, and thought some of your readers may find it interesting: "First, from St. Faustina’s Diary – December 17, 1936:“I have offered this day for priests. I have suffered more today than ever before, both interiorly and exteriorly. I did not know it was possible to suffer so much in one day. I tried to make a Holy Hour, in the course of which my spirit had a taste of the bitterness of the Garden of Gethsemane. I am fighting alone, supported by His arm, against all the difficulties that face me like unassailable walls. But I trust in the power of His name and I fear nothing.”Who was born on December 17, 1936?Jorge Mario Bergoglio, Pope Francis."
Were they not wearing far too many clothes for such a performance?
Franciscus' "Christmas Message":"Curia told not to interfere with local churches" - so let it prevail!
Pure blasphemy. No wonder the Church is dying in the west. Does not scripture say "My house is a house of prayer" . . but you have made it a concert hall, low class one too.
Left-footer said... Always see 'em when you haven't got a gun!That one gets me every time I read it!
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