“What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas.”
So runs the popular phrase.
I hope with all my heart that that is true!
Today a friend (and father of a priest) wrote an email with an astonishing link:
When the ghost of Gene Roddenberry designs a church
“The Mass is ended. Live long, and prosper.”
The church in question? See the Las Vegas Review-Journal.
$12M Roman Catholic church going up in South Summerlin
I can hear the theme song in my head as I look at that. Do doooo do do do do dooooo….
What do you want to bet that in spite of Laudato si’, building has air conditioning. Perhaps as carbon offsets they can get some of those green gals from Orion as “Eucharistic Ministrices”.
“But Father! But Father!”, you eco-liturgical V2-Spirit-filled terrorists are wailing, “What’s wrong with that design? It embodies noble simplicity and it’s… it’s… groovy! We thought you were traditional. This is traditional 1960s, right? But you wouldn’t know anything about that because YOU HATE VATICAN II!”
If you want to know what’s wrong with this picture, obtain and read my friend Fr. Uwe Michael Lang’s new book: Signs of the Holy One: Liturgy, Ritual, and Expression of the Sacred.