Diogenes, as always, nails it! We are witness to this in Albany NY and out in Los Angeles. There is nothing more painful to an orthodox Catholic than to watch a layperson be preceded by line of priests in procession down the aisle of a church, to celebrate a service of carols and readings. I hope never to witness this again.
MMMmmm, I had to drive an hour away for my daughter to receive an award from the Bishop, the bishop and the nun/pastoral assistant, who was dressed in long robes, walked up the aisle....there was music they both spoke, there were some readings......NO mass was offered (which I presume to mean Jesus was not invited in person) and it was over.....we had cookies and punch, then left. It was a letdown. Our Bishop comes to this area once in awhile, but NEVER offers mass. I sometimes wonder if he has a personal relationship with the Lord he would like to share with us, of if he thinks of himself as a celebrity who doesn't need Jesus with him? It is a special pet peeve of mine. ((now I have to go say my ten Hail Marys!))
This should be fun to watch.
Bp. Sklba is the mouthpiece for Weaklandism/Bernardinism in Milwaukee...