The procession begins at minute 4, second 35 and then the Archbishop begins the actual debacle at minute 9, second 6 when the audience applauds the processional music when it ends (either as a sign they liked it or they are glad it is over! Who knows?). What transpires next is like a nightmare, no it is a nightmare, but the Archbishop is all smiles!
My final comments: What a missed opportunity to celebrate Mass by SAYING THE BLACK AND DOING THE RED! Apart from the technical glitch and the Archbishop not informed about certain things from the start, could you imagine if these talented kids in the choir and orchestra had sung beautiful traditional music, singable music with organ accompaniment and in parts how much more edifiying and Catholic it would have been. And how about some Polyphony with Gregorian Chant for the propers? To expose our young to this Protestant Evangelical Praise music which is even worse than the Folk Music of my generation at that age (and you see how much it did to keep us in the Church later as adults) is to prepare them for Protestantism or nothing!
The Liturgical Movement of the 20th Century that critiqued the Mass as it was celebrated prior to Vatican II in order to improve did just the opposite when the eventuality of that Liturgical Movement is what we see in this Mass. The New Liturgical Movement must recover its steam especially on the West Coast and Los Angeles area. There is true liturgical corruption there unlike anything that the original Liturgical Movement saw prior to Vatican II!
Want more examples of the West Coast's ability to devolve the Catholic Mass and make a mess of it? The procession in this one begins at minute 8 second 56. I thought that Pope St. John Paul outlawed liturgical dance and yet this silliness and distraction to the Mass is at each Mass at this conference as well as 1970's "themed" Masses:
The "Presider" begins the Introductory Rite at minute 13 second 12 with GOOD AFTERNOON! I say goodnight! And then this 1970's silly remark: "Let us begin our prayer by marking ourselves "In the Name of the Father....". Then in the Hollywood Talk Show idiom there is acknowledgment of all his brother priests and well, I can't watch it anymore! Let's just have Prayers at the Foot of the Altar while the Introit is sung without accompaniment, Kyrie and Collect (it's Lent, no Gloria). Is that too much to ask? Evidently in the Los Angeles area.
Okay, folks, and now I am about to throw up. The closing liturgy with Archbishop Gomez has a Rap processional hymn with the obligatory incense pots being carried in to liturgical dance. This is a travesty of so-called relevance! It begins around minute 3, second 42!
I attended a Mass at St. Monica's Church in Santa Monica about five years ago. I think the musicians at that Mass are the ones who provided the music or musac at these liturgies:
Yes I can see how Archbishop Gomez changed this mess, so much for Opus Dei folks. People nothing will change until the TLM is returned to all of our altars, the Church is for the most part DEAD, giant puppets, altar girls, female lectors, kiss of peace, hand holding, communion in the hand and standing, guitars, drums, rock, mariachi, folk music, felt banners, polyester vestments, women running around the altar pretending to be priests while the priest just sits in a side chair looking bored, no high altar, not communion rail, not statues, no crucifix, people in shorts, halter tops, sandals, the list goes on and on, this is NOT the Roman Catholic Church as we know it, that died after Vatican II and no more of the well: the documents were not carried out the correct way and Latin was intended to be retained as well as Gregorian chant, those excuses don't work anymore. Flee to the S.S.P.X. F.S.S.P. and Institute of Christ the King until the Holy Ghost sends a Pope to restore Tradition.
Father, you missed a highlight in the third video. We have laypeople proclaiming the Gospel in a theatrical, affected stageshow. Yuck
Ah,yes, so familiar here in Chicago, Mass as theater. Mass as entertainment. If we're gonna pray, let's make if FUN!
Jesus died on the cross, for this?
Where are the St. Nicholas's when you need them (to punch the heretics right in the face!)
"They" (meaning the clergy) chased me all the way to the Traditional Latin Mass, because in (almost) every Catholic Church here in Chicago every Sunday there is a variation of the sort of nonsense depicted in these videos. Every. Sunday.
Thanks for exposing it Father.
Bee (Posted as Anonymous because my OpenID won't work.)
I agree with with Anonymous at 11:35. Archbishop Gomez of Opus Dei was expected to clean things up in Los Angeles but has actually presided at some even worse liturgies complete with vestal virgins etc.
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