This MUST be stopped .... NOW!!!
In general, experimentation is gravely wrong, as stated in Vatican II's Instruction on the Orderly Carrying out of the Constitution on the Liturgy (Liturgicae Instaurationes):
"The effectiveness of liturgy does not lie in experimenting with rites and altering them over and over, nor in a continuous reductionism, but solely in entering more deeply into the word of God and the mystery being celebrated. It is the presence of these two that authenticates the Church's rites, not what some priest decides, indulging his own preferences."
"Keep in mind, then, that the private recasting of ritual introduced by an individual priest insults the dignity of the believer and lays the way open to individual and idiosyncratic forms in celebrations that are in fact the property of the whole Church."
Those of you who wish to join me in this campaign (I can hardly type, my hands are shaking), please let me know. I have already researched this topic and have extensive references that are proven to stop the introduction of liturgical dance.
Contact your bishop via email, phone or fax to make sure this is happening in your area!
Some people have a queer idea of "sacred". Of all the pieces of "liturgical experimentation" to which we have been subjected, "liturgical dance" is by far the most evil. The 9AM Folk Group and the 11:30 Downbeat Combo Band are bad enough, but these dancers clearly and undeniably pervert the God-centered Holy Sacrifice of the Mass into a Man-centered performance.
These jokers are schismatics anyway.
There's no point in complaining to anyone in the hierarchy about people who think that being Polish is more important than being Catholic.
I believe that Cardinal Ratzinger made the point some years ago that dancing in the West has always been associated with recreation and physical courtship and its only religious associations have been with highly immoral fertility cults.
Artificially introducing dance into the Roman liturgy is, on its face, an attack on two thousand years of Western liturgical tradition.
Pope Piel I
The Pocket Fisher of Men
Now taking applications for positions once the white smoke goes up and yours truly dons the white and gold chest high waders.
A Three Par Golf Course on the Vatican Grounds
A Vatican QVC channel hosted by Mrs. Pope Piel
A High-tech Surround Sound Sistine Theater run by the Pope's (yes they are legitimate) kids
A Worldwide Chain of Torquemada Hotels where guests can leave their heresy behind (or else)
A Worldwide Pay-Per-View Humiliation and Expulsion of the Lavendar Mafia to raise Funds for the victims.
Not Coming Soon:
No Koran kissing or sniffing
No clown or hula masses
No Altar-ettes doing New Age swirling dances and offering loaves of Wonder Bread
Suggestions are welcomed via freepmail.
Let them praise his name in the dance: let them sing praises unto him with the timbrel and harp.
Psalm 149:3 Let them praise his name in the dance: let them sing praises unto him with the timbrel and harp.
Lies! LIES! LIES! LIES!!!!!
(Did you expect anything less???)
From the Douai Old Testament:
The church is particularly bound to praise God.
1 Sing ye to the Lord a new canticle: let his praise be in the church of the saints.
2 Let Israel rejoice in him that made him: and let the children of Sion be joyful in their king.
3 Let them praise his name in choir: let them sing to him with the timbrel and the psaltery. (laudent nomen eius in choro in tympano et cithara cantent ei)
4 For the Lord is well pleased with his people: and he will exalt the meek unto salvation.
5 The saints shall rejoice in glory: they shall be joyful in their beds.
6 The high praises of God shall be in their mouth: and two-edged swords in their hands:
7 To execute vengeance upon the nations, chastisements among the people:
8 To bind their kings with fetters, and their nobles with manacles of iron.
9 To execute upon them the judgment that is written: this glory is to all his saints. Alleluia.
Laudate Dominum in sanctis.
An exhortation to praise God with all sorts of instruments.
1 Praise ye the Lord in his holy places: praise ye him in the firmament of his power.
2 Praise ye him for his mighty acts: praise ye him according to the multitude of his greatness.
3 Praise him with the sound of trumpet: praise him with psaltery and harp.
4 Praise him with timbrel and choir: praise him with strings and organs. (laudate eum in tympano et choro laudate eum in cordis et organo)
5 Praise him on high sounding cymbals: praise him on cymbals of joy: let every spirit praise the Lord. Alleluia.
But of course, its old hat to just retranslate the Bible to make it support whatever the hell you want it to now support.
Wish I could say the same.
There's trust, and then there's prudence!