Italian journalist for Il Giornale and blogger, the worthy Andrea Tornielli needs some help. Here is my translation of his Sacri Palazzi blog entry.
"Vaudeville Masses" , shall we make a list?
Reading some of your comments on the posts dedicated to the Motu Proprio of Benedict XVI to derestrict the old Mass, an old project came back to my mind, for which I would like to ask your help. I’d like to conduct a "census" in some way, with copious documentation (and a pinch of sarcasm), of liturgical abuses perpetrated in our churches. A detailed survey – it could be a book – could, I believe, help understand why there are people who are rediscovering the old liturgy. I am attaching a photo which shows an illusionist in the midst of a trick (the suspension in air of his partner) as the "offertory" during a Mass. Feel like helping me?
Since Tornielli’s blog is in Italian, perhaps you could post your items here and he could pick them up and use them. Otherwise, you could send them directly to him.
Post links to blog posts or other sites including VIDEO or PHOTO evidence ONLY. We don’t need simple descriptions or complaints here. Provide evidence.
How about stations of the cross in mime?
Or should we just stick to abuses of the mass?
http://cathcon.blogspot.com/ is a good place for photographic evidence of abuses. And of course there is the infamous Halloween Mass of Orange County from last year which is on You-Tube.
Actually there is quite big catalogue of abuses at http://breviarium.blogspot.com/ Unfortunately commentary is in Polish, however many photos are published. Hope this will be a bit of help.
Unfortunately, there’s no photo evidence of the liturgical mooovement (and drama!) ministry, but it’s listed in the ministries section. The ministries listing also mentions the “bread baking ministry,” so it’s safe to mention the fresh, hot, honey-sweetened, baking soda-leavened bread served fresh with liturgical movement and all-skate footwashing served on Holy Thursday.
Here is the announcement for the “Insta-Mass” in Rochester at the Newman Center http://www.urnewman.org/mass.htm
Here is a photo of Bishop Clark presiding at an “Insta-Mass”
Teen from band gives homily, diocese of Orange, California:
Clown Mass, diocese of Oakland
Holloween Mass, Barney blessing, etc, diocese of Orange, California:
Story with links of Bishop Brown literally assaulting woman by dragging her to her feet forcibly so she won’t be kneeling to receive Communion:
Take your pick of the photos and videos of the “liturgies” at the Religious Education Congress in Anaheim: http://www.recongress.org/reviews.htm#PHOTOS
This youtube video gives a brief taste:
One of the most outrageous liturgical abuses occurred last year at a â€œHalloween Massâ€ orchestrated by a certain Fr. Fred Bailey at:
Corpus Christi Catholic-Christian Community
27231 Aliso Viejo Parkway,
Aliso Viejo, Ca 92656
If you can stand watching this video in its entirety you will notice â€œEucharistic ministersâ€ doing their thing dressed as devils!!!
There is a follow-up video clip of the same priest giving a Barney Blessing after Mass.
Apparently there is a group called â€œConcerned Roman Catholics of America Inc.â€ which has been collecting videos of a number of liturgical abuses. Their web site is: http://www.crcoa.com/
“Pontoon Mass” Bores Novus Ordo Boaters
After the “Coffee Mass,” the “Elvis Mass,” the “Gay Mass,” the “Dance Mass,” and all the other Novus Ordo perversions of Holy Mass, let’s hear it for the “Pontoon Mass.”
According to the blurb, Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish in La Follette, Tennessee, recently held their annual “Pontoon Mass” on Norris Lake. Pastor “Father” Joe Campbell celebrated the “liturgy” with 34 parishioners boating — sorry, attending. After “Mass,” the parishioners went swimming.
Note in the picture how bored everyone is. Not one of the boaters is even looking at the “altar.” Notice the “presbyter” is dressed in boating attire. Do you get the idea that the “novelty” of the New Order has worn off, even for the Novus Ordinarians? I daresay that even they don’t believe that this is a real Mass.
Franciscan University Palm Sunday mass:
If by chance you are not familiar with Una Voce Venetia, there is a collection of photos of liturgical abuses here: