From a reader:
Father, did you see this: http://masswepray.com/ ? A game for Nintendo Wii simulating Holy Mass. At first I thought it’s a hoax, but "gameplay movies" look quite real. Someone put a lot of effort into it. Maybe some of WDTPRS readers can shed some light on this matter. I also wonder what you, as a priest, think about such games. Personally I’m feeling a bit uneasy.
I don’t know what to say.
An initial reaction would be….
I don’t know.
Okay, if forced to say something I would have to make two observations and a question.
First, perhaps this could be a tool for instruction.
Second, whatever we do concerning Holy Mass should bring us to an encounter with mystery. I am not sure this will do that.
That said, is Master Chief one of the ministers? Is he, perhaps, an usher somewhere? Can we take prayer books from our "allies", or throw sticky grenades if the priest says something stupid?