But this is the most important thing I wrote and which makes me wonder if the good bishop read my blog on this which I posted Sunday or was informed of it as I have many in the Philippines reading my most humble blog:
If you want to know what is wrong with the Church today, it is this (and in no way can we say this priest is following the General Instruction of the Roman Missal in the Ordinary Form or its rubrics) then look to the bishop of this priest, the priest himself and his congregation that puts up with this abuse and enjoys it. This is a desecration of the Mass and I think a mortal sin reserved to the Holy See! But the local bishop has to suspend the priest who creates the desecration in order that a public statement of horror can circulate and inform the laity that this is wrong, wrong, wrong. It is irreverent! This priest wants to be in show business and uses the Mass and its congregation to fulfill his narcissistic desires. But apart from this sad, sad priest is the sad congregation that puts up with it and enjoys it and applauds it! Could this happen in the EF Mass? NO! NO! NO!
I copy this from Deacon Greg Kandra's blog:
Diocese Suspends Priest Who Used Hoverboard During Mass
You probably remember the story (you can see the video here). Now, a response from the priest’s diocese in the Philippines:
The Diocese of San Pablo on Tuesday, December 29, criticized one of its priests for using a hoverboard in a Christmas Eve Mass as seen in a video that has gone viral.
“That was wrong,” the Diocese of San Pablo, Laguna, said in a statement Tuesday.
“The Eucharist demands utmost respect and reverence. It is the Memorial of the Lord’s Sacrifice. It is the source and summit of Christian life,” the Diocese of San Pablo said.
Referring to the Mass, the diocese continued: “It is the Church’s highest form of worship. Consequently, it is not a personal celebration where one can capriciously introduce something to get the attention of the people.”
The Diocese of San Pablo said the incident happened on Thursday, December 24.
The diocese said that “before the final blessing of the Christmas Eve Mass, as a way of greeting his parishioners, the priest sang a Christmas song, while going around the nave standing on a hoverboard.”
The diocese did not identify the priest in its statement.
…The Diocese of San Pablo added, “The priest said that it was a wake up call for him; he acknowledged that his action was not right and promised that it will not happen again.”
“He will be out of the parish and will spend some time to reflect on this past event. He would like to apologize for what happened,” the diocese said.
KUDOS TO THE BISHOP FOR THIS SUSPENSION AND THE MESSAGE IT SENDS TO PRIESTS WHO DO THIS KIND OF THING AND LAITY WHO LIKE IT!!!!!! SPECIAL KUDOS TO THE BISHOP IF HE READS MY MOST HUMBLE BLOG!!!!!