UPDATE 0019 GMT 30 May
One of the commenters, below, says that this report is not true.
Scroll down to see his comments.
Our friends at Rorate have an entry which has me a little steamed.
Try to wrap your mind around this. My emphases and comments.
"’They’ truly desire the demise of the Catholic Church"
Denis Crouan writing on the site of the Pro Liturgia association:
Let us state the case clearly and with suitable vocabulary: A certain clergy are perpetuating the degradation of the Church…and consequently the disgust of the Faithful.
The proof: On Sunday May 31, the Feast of Pentecost, there will be only one Mass offered in Nice for the entire diocese. It will be celebrated at the Palais Nikaïa (a concert hall – Mornac). [Get that? ONE MASS in the D. of Nice on PENTECOST.]
Obviously, the Faithful who will not be assisting at this Mass (one can guess at what the “style” of this “celebration” will be) are invited to pray for all the Catholics of the department.
Perhaps more telling is the fact that (according to the diocesan website) the Mass will be celebrated by none other than the Apostolic Nuncio.
Merci à XA au Forum Catholique
Is it possible that this is true? That someone made a decision that there would be only one Mass in a diocese for Pentecost?
"But Father! But Father!", you are energetically about to write. "Don’t you get it? One Mass? The birthday of the Church? All the Christians gathered together and the Spirit descending…"
Blah blah blah
One Mass in a whole diocese for PENTECOST??
Will they sell tickets?
Will they dispense the people who can’t fit in the concert hall?
If no one shows up… what will that say?
What a terrible idea. Is it possible that this is true?
I bet they even came up with a logo and theme music.