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Posted on 10/18/2007 10:13:48 AM PDT by NYer
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I remember that song. LOL Did you memorize the lyrics?
Hmmm... that one does have that sixties Native American spirituality pagan vibe AND a labor-union concept of communism... I mean communalism...
But nothing irritates me more than a bunch of English-speaking songwriters trying to convince Americans that there’s something more authentic about Latin-American worship, and, therefore, we all need to sing musical selections from “Dora the Explorer.”
(Try teaching kids that “Dora” doesn’t rhyme with “explorer!”)
Don’t Spanish people get offended by their culture and worship being substituted by songs for those with room-temperature IQs (And I mean Celsius, thank you)? I know the Spanish people I’m friends with do, but I’ll acknowledge that they may not be exactly representative.
I understand that, and it's a serious thing to interrupt mass. But I keep wondering what it would take for someone to break with decorum, tradition, etc. and take a stand, because this was sacrilege. What's worse, to interrupt mass by saying "No!" or to sit there and let this horror take place?
2) On precisely ONE occasion, I have simply left the "service" (the priest was butchering the order of the Liturgy so badly as to render it "invalid").
3) I've never personally witnessed this sort of horror ... and it seems to occur in places that are already so corrupt as to more or less preclude anyone interrupting it. These creeps tend to be cowards. IMO.
I agree... But what is a congregant going to do? Tackle the queens and wrestle the bread from them? I’m not sure I agree with mob rule as a means of enforcing liturgical reverence. Don’t forget: it looked until the last moment like the bishop WAS going to merely give a blessing instead of the Eucharist. And this certainly is a parish where most of orthodox worshippers certainly fled eons ago.
Don’t give up e-mailing! I’ve e-mailed several things to the Apostolic Nuncio with a CC to the Holy Father. Every once in a while, I get an Outlook message that the e-mail has at least been opened and read. I seem to have better luck when e-mailing in the evening, around 9 or 10 p.m. They are usually read in the morning around 8 or 8:30 Maybe it goes to the top of the stack? I will say that it seems that stories from a newspaper have a higher likelihood of getting read than from a blog. I usually type the headline of the story in the “Re:” line, then link to the story first, without comment. I put comment under the story link.
We need to keep up the pressure! It doesn’t really matter too much whether they actually read the e-mails - just knowing that we are outraged enough to send them should send a pretty strong message.
I would suggest that we all send e-mails. We need to bombard them with evidence that we know what is going on and that we aren’t going to stand for it anymore.
As a reminder to all:
Holy Father: firstname.lastname@example.org
Apostolic Nuncio: email@example.com
However, that an interdict of the parish (maybe even the archdiocese itself) and a suppression of the parish should take place cannot be denied. If Rome gets wind of this, maybe something concrete will happen, though I doubt an interdict will result (maybe Niederauer will be called to Rome and ordered to grow a set immediately for future contingencies). Nevertheless, Benedict is clearly less tolerant of the abuses that his predecessor put up with, and I think he is slowly buiilding his foundational strength to take up with the heretics and apostates head-on.