This video needs a disclaimer! Sensitive viewers may not want to watch the liturgical abuse born of Vatican II's allowance for silly hymns in place of the Introit of any mass and the spirit of Vatican II that enables some to abuse the liturgy as well as facilitate the subsequent abuse scandal! This is from the ordination of a priest to be a new bishop in Chile a few weeks back. My comments below the video:
Compare the above to another raucous procession of another bishop in this video and the clips of the Mass that follows:
Pope Francis seems to have made a terrible tactical decisions in promoting a controversial priest to be a bishop in Chile. If Pope Benedict had done this, well, you know what would have been reported in the press and obsessively so. Pope Benedict would have been crucified.
The newly appointed bishop has had a very close association with an infamous priest in Chile who was convicted of sexual abuse and later "defrocked". The new bishop is said to have known and witnessed some of this abuse from his very good friend.
The video below is from the procession of the Mass where this priest was ordained a bishop for his diocese in Chile. I'd say he isn't off to a very good start.
Of course sexual abuse of anyone is horrible. Let me say that first. And it is this sex abuse scandal in the Church coupled with the desacralization of the Liturgy that led to the horrible sacrilege you witness in this video.
First of all one sees how post-Vatican II (spirit of Vatican II) liturgical change has created a sort of "festival" surrounding the ordination of a new bishop. The use of white balloons and a banal, repetitive, folk style ditty of a hymn, what some would call kitsch, adds to what is nothing more than a hyped, superficial carnival atmosphere to welcome the soon to be ordained bishop. This sort of carnival-like atmosphere at any liturgy, especially the ordination of a bishop, is absolutely absurd. It creates a "cult" of the personality for the ordained and is the height of clericalism.
In the Extraordinary Form of the Mass, the Introit for ordination would have been in a more complex Gregorian Chant and very sober and the bishops and priests and ordinandi would have prepared for the solemn liturgy quietly during the chanting of the Introit with Prayers at the Foot of the Altar. There would have been no carnival atmosphere to welcome the clergy!
I should add that at an Ordinary Form Ordination, there is no reason not to chant the official Introit in whatever Gregorian Chant mode the choir is capable of chanting in place of a ditty of a hymn that is in the folk style and classified as kitsch.
There would have been a piety of hushed reverence, not a carnival of activity to include balloons in the Extraordinary Form of Ordination and in the Ordinary form which does not foresee the use of balloons to welcome a priest who is to be ordained a bishop.
The major problem with the Ordinary Form of any Mass, ordination of a bishop or not, is that one is allowed to substitute a banal hymn of some kind in place of the Introit and other antiphons of the Mass. This is a dreadful mistake and built into the GIRM of the Roman Missal. It needs to be corrected and quickly. Cardinal Sarah are you listening or reading?
But in the midst of all the jubilation is the protestation of numerous Catholics displeased with Pope Francis' choice of their new bishop.
Contempt not only for the chosen one to be their bishop because of accusations of what he knew about his priest-friend who was an abuser leads to contempt for the Holy of Holies which a Catholic Mass is suppose to celebrate in a humble, solemn and serious way. The protesters hold black balloons.
Then emotional riots break out and it is shocking. Yes, this is a new form of "Prayers at the Foot of the Altar." What a disaster for the pope, for this diocese in Chile, for the liturgy and for the Church Universal. Sack cloth and ashes are required, not balloons!
Somehow, even with the abuse scandal, I don't think anyone would have disrupted the Mass if the Mass had remained what it is suppose to be and represented by the quiet, solemn piety and sobriety of the EF Mass. It is carnival like celebrations of the post-Vatican II Mass that has led to protesters, as righteous as they may be in their indignation, to do their protest during Mass and not outside!