Friday, April 27, 2012


I wonder what this does to the spirituality of Catholics. Certainly there is Easter joy present in trying to please children at Mass, but doesn't it diminish the Paschal character of the Mass and the passion and death of our Lord and trivialize it?

Some would say this is in the spirit of Vatican II others would say it is the subversion of Vatican II, it's in German and I presume after the Prayer after Holy Communion, so I guess that makes it cute:


ytc said...

It's actually the Prayer of the Faithful.

That's the "Spirit of Vatican" II for ya!


If you go to the actual Youtube page for it, read the third comment. I think that expresses it succinctly.

Joseph Johnson said...

Heck, for a Christmas children's Mass, why not just wear a red chasuble with green overlay stole and process to the altar wearing a Santa Hat (instead of a black biretta). Let the servers dress as elves and have someone dressed as Santa be the EMHC and the Heatmiser from "Here Comes Santa Claus" be the lector?

Joseph Johnson said...

As someone said on the "Rorate Caeli" blog, where's Elmer Fudd when we need him?

Kill da wabbit!!

Joseph Johnson said...

I'm sorry--I didn't remember my 1970's Rankin Bass Christmas shows correctly. Mr. Heatmiser was a character in "The Year Without a Santa Claus" (1974). A 1970's character for a 1970's attitude in liturgy--how fitting ...

Anonymous said...

Joseph Johnson, in the parish where I grew up, they DID use "Here Comes Santa Claus" as a processional during Advent. This was in the mid or late '70s.
It should surprise no one that the priest who engineered this left the priesthood shortly thereafter.

(Save the Liturgy, Save the World)

Gene said...

Well, anything goes, I guess. Remember the old Oreo song we used to feel so naughty singing:
"Jesus Christ is mighty nice,
But I like Oreo.
Oreo's my choice because
Its the very best cookie ever was.
Christ is nice but, boy, what icing
Comes with Oreo..."

And, to think, such stuff used to be considered blasphemy. Now, I wouldn't be surprised to see it in Breaking Bread.