Wednesday, May 7, 2008

OK, ANY OF YOU HAVE A STRONG STOMACH?

Red Sox Cap Tip to my buddy Joe S., who pointed this out on Amy Welborn's blog.

Check out this video.

Besides the usual abuses (liturgical dance), Sing a new church (I have a better idea - how about we sing of the ONE TRUE Church?), and any other typical Call to Action intelligence (it's one of CTA's Masses in the first place - we shouldn't be surprised thus far, right?), what the hell is up with the giant voodoo dolls?

I had mentioned to Joe about the idea that they probably took down the beautiful statues (at the very least, one of Mary, one of Joseph, for side altars), but realized after watching the video that they're not in a church to begin with. It looks to be a hotel banquet room of some sort.

But voodoo dolls? WTF?

Given the median age of the pewsitter in this Mass, one could think senility. (snark snark!)
Peace,
BMP

3 comments:

RC said...

Are you sure they didn't hold this in some geriatric-neglect facility? Some of the folks there seemed quite frail, and the whole event may count as liturgical elder abuse.

The dolls might have been intended as female-priest figures: anyway, they sure are ugly puppets. They're probably all named Sandra.

[Apologies to any readers with that name.]

Brian Michael Page said...

The dolls might have been intended as female-priest figures: anyway, they sure are ugly puppets. They're probably all named Sandra.

That and Patricia (after the infamous Poncho Lady™ Patricia Fresen, recently given the formal boot by Abp. Burke) (with apologies to anyone reading this with that name as well).

BMP

Scelata said...

You might enjoy this:
(the tune is that much abused NETTLETON)

1. Take some flour, and some water,
Mix them well in to a paste,
Then recycle some old news print,
Tear it! let there be no waste.
Dip longs strips into the mixture,
Place them where they need to be
Bring a puppet into being,
Show your creativity.

2.How to use these gentle giants?
What their purpose? What their use?
Are they toys? a science project?
For the stage? Don't be obtuse!
We'll parade them to the altar,
Where they'll stand in proud array!
What priest shortage? we'll just build one
Out of more papier mache!

The rest is at:
http://scelata.blogspot.com/2008/05/sing-puppet-into-being.html