Tuesday, May 27, 2008

AND THIS WEEK'S WINNER OF THE WTF AWARD GOES TO...

May I have the envelope please...

St. Joan of Arc Church for their hideous productions of what passed for Mass on Palm Sunday and Easter Day.

For story and pictures (some of which I hope got shipped to Abp. Nienstedt), see Fratres. RSCT to Paula.

Peace,
BMP

2 comments:

Charles said...

Brian, though I flinch whenever I see the acronymn WTF (that aspect I'll save for another day,) I must agree with its sentiment.
I know these folks are convicted that this liturgical tyranny is not only cute, inclusive, clever, enthusiastic and more than anything, attractive. And I'm sure that the brain trust (?) behind such productions truly believe they're in some philosophical or historical way connected to their notion of ancient rituals, be they Greek theater, Medieval Passion Plays, whatever....
In the long run (with which they're apparently not concerned) they are doing great damage to the religious formation and understanding of their children. They're obviously trying to compete with the culture of media with their "authentic" mix of Buffalo Bob and Lamb Chops which does engage the kids in such pageantry. But in the process, I fear they will disable most of the kids from progressing to a mature and truly authentic appreciation and understanding of ROMAN CATHOLIC LITURGY, particularly when it centers upon the central issue of the sacrificial Real Presence.
Not amused.
C

Jason Pennington said...

Right on, Charles.

Isn't it interesting how the odd faces of the dolls resemble the troll people in the OCP booklets?

Like I said over at Paula's coverage of the St. Joan's mess: that parish must be raking in a large amount of cash for mama church. I find it fascinating when she can turn a blind eye to pretty much anything if there's cash involved. Just a thought.

JP