"The greatest persecution of the Church does not come from external enemies, but is born of sin within the church"-Pope Benedict xvi

Friday, 21 January 2011

Puppet Mass

I am sure many of you have seen videos like this before of Liturgical abuses.
If you wanted to count them, then good luck to you, as this video contains so many of them.
Masses like this are not unfamiliar to me-they are very much like my school Masses we went to . They were all I knew when I was growing up.
Sadly,recently, I discovered a Mass sheet for a leaver's Mass we had in school. A leaver's Mass was a bitter irony,given that most (read all) of the young Catholics who attended have now lapsed.
Given Masses like this,who is surprised?
I find watching this video like being pierced with a knife. God have Mercy on us!

1 comment:

Jennifer said...

I am loving your blog! I am in the Pacific NW in the USA, but there are so many similar abuses here.

My husband who is not Catholic (but who has gone with us to Mass weekly for the last 6 years), asked why it looked like a Ramada Inn (cheap motel chain) if it was a Catholic Church. Good question!

We are fortunate to have a Dominican parish about 20 minutes away that is very traditional with a weekly Latin Mass and many large homeschool families (average about 5.5 children per family). There are a few good priests at the parishes closer to us and there are a lot of nice people there, but we don't seem to have much in common with them (a lot of public employees with 2-3 kids in school, etc).