…as every Holy Mass should be!
The following takes place right after a Mass, in 2008, I believe, presided over by some Argentine clerics.
Is it flyspecking to find scandal in this?
Is this just a cultural difference that I should take in stride?
Does “lex orandi, lex credendi” mean anything anymore?
Just another day, another derp, I guess.
I’m glad I’m pretty much desensitized to things like this by now. I mean… I’m not… I don’t even….
Truth be told, my formative years as an adult Christian were filled with worship sessions much like the above, so I’m fully into festive worship for young people, but it must be in a setting clearly outside of the Mass, perhaps as a fellowship concert in the evening of the Sunday morning Mass.
Oh, but what do I know? Whatever it takes to get bodies in the pews, I guess. Are we seeing a social blip driven by inchoate sentimentality, or a lasting conversion of hearts? Doesn’t really matter, I guess, since “the people” can smile again.
Hey, now–they use Latin, so it’s all good, right?
I’ve been to a World Youth Day (2005, Köln), and even as a new Catholic only in my early twenties, I was pretty stunned by how crassly some things were handled. The latest World Youth Day seems to have taken the crassness to new heights.
Then again, if they really cared about reaching “the people,” they could have wrapped things up with a tango.