Tuesday, May 7, 2013


Clown Mass in a Florida parish in 2008 and the one in the video more recently:

The need that the enclosed circle of those stuck in the 1960's and 70's have to make the Mass a truly community-center experienced and often a truly "me" centered experience is far from isolated to the 1960's and '70's. The narcissism of those who need to plan the Mass and make it "me" centered and "community centered" is at the heart of the liturgical corruption today and how far we have veered from what Vatican II had hoped to accomplish in the post-Vatican II era. Vatican II's new springtime for the Church became a liturgical nuclear winter and still is in many places not experiencing Pope Benedict's reform of the reform in continuity.

Just as Pope Francis has said that the Church starts in the heart of God from all eternity and that human beings don't make the Church it is given to us, so to we can say the Liturgy starts in the Heart of God from all eternity and through the Church that God founded, He gives us the Liturgy, we don't make it for ourselves or for me!

Just when you thought it was safe to go see a "Friday the 13th Movie" the final version, Jason jumps up at us from the deep abyss.
Think about Jason as you watch this video.

I don't know what is more disconcerting, the clown of a priest who is so full of himself and his ability to entertain or the congregation that eats it all up and is quite content with this sort of liturgical corruption and entertainment that passes itself off as Catholic worship and the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass.


rcg said...

I would now be in prison if I had been at that Mass. Goats? Exactly what does it take to excite their bishop?

Fr. Allan J. McDonald said...

I think the animals followed the Mass and in a separate room, at least i hope!

WSquared said...

"Goats? Exactly what does it take to excite their bishop?"

Is this where I get to crack some off-color humor about separating the sheep from the goats?

There were animals for a Christmas pageant/worship service at a Southern Baptist church someplace. They had a live camel...

...that promptly buckled at the knees and then fell on someone.

"I think the animals followed the Mass and in a separate room, at least i hope!"

Please clarify that statement, Father. From here, it reads like they paid attention at Mass from a separate room, much like folks who take their kids to the cry room. :P

Carol H. said...

The animals were in the keller, or basement, after the Mass, but the goats should not have been in the church at all. The symbolism is all wrong. What will they do next, keep a snake in the tabernacle?

Gene said...

Goats are often represent the Devil in literature.

Andrew N. said...

There is use of the biretta as a head warmer on that snowman at 0:08. I applaud the use!