Okay, I'm a bit apoplectic after having watched the video below. In the name of all that is Catholic worship and holy, how can this be happening in the Church of the Now in 2014?
Wedding liturgies as well as funeral liturgies in the post-Vatican II era are in need of desperate reform and the mentality of a priest who thinks this is appropriate Catholic liturgy, piety and spirituality is truly amazing. And guess what folks, he's my age I think, the age of clergy trained in the 1970's and still functioning today as if it is the 1970's. I suspect if he got polled on the glorious new English translation of the Mass that he was negative about it! O me, o my!
And guess what, there is a unity candle on the altar. Who in 2014 still uses this silly non-sacramental created by marketers to make money.
However, the only bright spot is the church itself. It still has the altar railing and the high altar is still in tact but with the table portion pulled away from the reredos to allow for Mass facing the people, which has created priest-entertainers like the one in the video!
When will the bishops of the Church stop condemning priests for encouraging kneeling for Holy Communion and ad orientem and deal with the real liturgical problems like this one? I report; you decide!
Please note, thanks to a commenter, that I now know how to size these videos to fit properly on my blog. And certainly we don't want to give this entertainer priest more space than is needed! God is Great!