IF A MASS EVER NEEDED THE OLD, FAMOUS SAYING, "SAY THE BLACK; DO THE RED" THIS IS IT!
The taped video of the above liturgy happened a few days ago is the Religious Education Congress (REC) organized and conducted by the
Archdiocese of Los Angeles, but usually takes place (as it did this year)
in the Diocese of Orange (near Disneyland) very close to Hollywood, the home of movie and television productions to enthrall, entertain an bedazzle!
This is a DisneyLand Liturgy, I won't call it Mass because it doesn't deserve the Holy Name of Mass, but I suppose it is valid and graces are given. It is meant to be a Hollywood-type production to enthrall, entertain and bedazzle. One wonders what the Mass would have been like if in Orlando near Disney World?
What a mess! This is exactly what Pope Benedict as Cardinal Ratzinger railed against. It is liturgical creativity run a muck. This in no way resembles an Ordinary Form Mass prayed by the General Instruction of the Roman Missal and its rubrics. It is something else. It is a concoction. It is entertainment. It is just horrible. It deserves to be shamed along with those whose creativity planned this travesty and the entertainer priest who looks like he swallowed the canary proudly performing it. It's disgusting to me.
AND THE LITURGICAL MOVEMENT! WHAT A CARICATURE! SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE COULD HAVE A FIELD DAY JUST WITH THIS PORTION OF THE "MASS."
However, if one dared to wear Roman Vestments and required everyone to kneel for Holy Communion and chant the parts of the Mass in noble simplicity--there would be holy hell to pay from the progressive liturgical establishment.
Folks, this is 1970's on steroids.
Give me the Prayers at the Foot of the Altar and a priest who isn't there to entertain me. Tell him to turn ad orientem; it might chasten his pride.