På YOUTUBE er det lagt ut videoer av den avsluttende messen – med kardinal Mahony – på den årlige store kateketsamlingen i Los Angles, USA. For følsomme lesere vil det sikkert være et sjokk å se en messe feieret på en slik måte; hele stemningen og sanegn/musikken er “moderne” og underlig, det er 20 glassmugger med vin på alteret, Kristi blod tømmes fra glassmuggene opp i glass”kalker” (forbudt), det er mye “liturgisk dans” etc.
Et av poengene med pavens Motu proprio var å influere også feiringen av den nye messen – det er det tydeligvis behov for. (Klikk på hver video for å se den. Jeg har fått lenkene fra Father Z – der er det også mange kommentarer.)
Her er et par kommentarer fra Father Z.’s blog:
Ok, ladies and gentlemen I have a confession to mak … I thought you guys were making it up with the degree of liturgical abuses, however I have saw the horror and I am truly stunned. I would like to know if you should even go up to receive communion when you feel that everything was all wrong. I am blessed to never have seen such nonsense in the New York Archdiocese. This is a nightmare of the worse order. I would have loved to seen our Holy Father’s face if he saw this video. … Unbelievible but it took me to see it with my own eyes to believe the tales and see the horror.
I was at that mass. I took some good things away from the congress workshops, but several of my friends had brushes with theology that was just plain wrong, and the liturgies were painful. I spent a lot of time with my eyes shut trying to just focus of Jesus.
I hear there were about 40,000 people at REC this year. I would guess, from crowd reactions and some conversations I had, that the vast majority just LOVED this nonsense. That, to give my gut response to the question several have asked, is how this stuff keeps happening.