More sacrilegious silliness. Blessed Sacrament by drone. Reason #856 for Summorum Pontificum

Who thinks this is a good idea?

Trick question. It’s not a good idea.

Behold, São Geraldo Magela parish in the Archdiocese of Sorocaba.

Profanação!!!!Santíssimo Sacramento entra na Igreja pendurado em um droner!!! ????PARÓQUIA SÃO GERALDO MAGELA / ARQUIDIOCESE DE SOROCABA – SP.

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  1. Joy65 says:

    God have mercy on us and on the whole world.

  2. Joy65 says:

    HOW DISGUSTING! What if the drone had crashed to the ground and Our Lord spilled on the ground? What disrespect and what Sacrilege!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Again God Have mercy on us and on the whole world.

  3. richiedel says:

    Can we make it even more obvious that our focus is on ourselves – in this case, how innovative we can be, and especially in a worship setting, etc. etc. – as opposed to on Jesus?

  4. Suburbanbanshee says:

    It is not a gold-plated drone….

    This shows that even priests have not learned the difference between priestly hands and motor vehicles.

  5. -DN- says:

    And they all clapped.

    If there is any clapping during the Mass, you know something is taking away from the true focus.

  6. ThePapalCount says:

    OMG I can’t believe this could happen.
    This is outrageous sacrilege and I can help but believe the priest is a loon
    devoid of spirituality….does he pray…..ever…..what does he believe about the Blessed
    Sacrament…. WHERE ARE THE BISHOPS.
    Except for a remnant the Church is finished.
    I pray for a new springtime in proper Catholic living, thought, understanding and belief. But not in my lifetime I’m afraid.

  7. LarryW2LJ says:

    Did the priest from the Phillipines on the hoverboard get transferred?

  8. dbf223 says:

    I thought it basically America and Europe where this kind of nonsense happened?

  9. maternalView says:

    What is the point of doing that?
    They people should all be forced to attend an EF Mass where everything has a point.

    This is what you get when the focus becomes entertainment.

  10. TonyO says:

    I think I am going to be sick.

    Did you notice there is narry a crucifix present in the church? I am sure that this is no accident.

    And it wasn’t just “there was some clapping.” There was CHEERING, and WHISTLING, and continuous clapping: a spectacle for enjoyment and fun! And no, the clapping wasn’t over “Jesus Christ present here before us, body, blood, soul and divinity”, either.

    However, if we have a little bit of luck, somewhere along the way (since the pastor obviously has very little sense of what it means for Christ to be sacramentally present), he never actually confected this particular host, and they WEREN’T actually treating Jesus in a sacrilegious manner. Wouldn’t that be ironic?

  11. Kathleen10 says:

    Well they’ve got a bunch of women up there so, clearly the mindset can be seen.
    That is a horror, an absolute horror. It felt like Jesus was being held hostage. The obvious very present danger of a fallen drone with the Blessed Sacrament on the floor was less important than the spectacle I guess. Sad. Beyond sad.
    I don’t wish to over-generalize, but most of these outrages seem to happen in Latino nations. What’s up with that?

  12. LA says:

    Reason #9,351,295 that I feel disgusted by the Novus Ordo Church.

    [Are you also disgusted by the “Novus Ordo Church” which brought me into the Catholic Church?]

  13. Benedict Joseph says:

    Where are the consequences for this sacrilege?
    There are none because there can’t be sacrilege where there is an absence of belief.

  14. DanMan says:

    I almost didn’t believe the video with the monstrance containing the Body and Blood of Jesus, but strange things have been happening in Brazil. When I described some of the silly and sacrilegious events that went on this Holy season, she was brought to tears, because the Eucharist is personal for us, like someone in our family being abused.

  15. Kent Wendler says:

    Does anyone see a crucifix? I don’t. I can sort of distastefully imagine at the very top of the frame at certain moments those are our Lord’s feet dangling. Is this sanctuary even licit? Somehow I doubt that this is the first time liturgical shenanigans have happened here.

  16. JustaSinner says:

    Well, it was drone delivery or air canon and the Priest thought, “What a way to make a statement that I’m hip and with it!”

  17. Spinmamma says:

    Ah. This is one of those items that makes me fear I am not suited for trench warfare. It brought me to tears and filled me with dismay. To me it is a flagrant mockery of the Holy Eucharist (whether intended as such or not), and the strains of Handel’s Messiah in the background made it even worse.. As others have said, the fear of it crashing to the floor or hitting the wall was uppermost in my mind until it was safely in the hands of the Priest. Christ gives us his sacred body to unite us in Himself and we, like silly children, tie it to a drone and fly it about in the Sanctuary to cheers and clapping ?

  18. 7bellachildren says:

    I was reading during Lent daily meditations and readings by St. Louis de Montfort on, that stated that the longer the Lord allows a person to sin without being punished, the greater the chastisement. Lord have mercy on us when the day comes that the cup will overflow and the chastisement begins.

  19. Michael says:

    Can someone please send this to the Congregation for the Divine Worship?!?! Justice needs to be served for this sacrilege!

  20. xpihs says:

    “The outrage!” decry the faithful. But seriously, this isn’t worse than a sacrilegious communion, which, by its nature, is not caught on camera so easily.

  21. Spinmamma says:

    I think it IS worse. A sacrilegious communion is a catastrophe for the person entering into it, but this is a type of scandal which publicly dishonors the Body of Christ and brings the entire Church into disrepute.

  22. Markus says:

    This is not “NEW”. It has been before, about 800 years ago. In a museum (in Germany as I recall) there is a ciborium, silver, that is in the form of a dove. It’s body is hollow with a lid on the top containing hosts. It’s wings are hinged to allow them to “flap”. It was lowered over the altar by rope, stopping a few feet at a time to allow wings to move, settling on the altar where the hosts were removed.
    History does repeat itself. It appears that abuses do as well.

  23. teomatteo says:

    I wish not to dIminish the sacredness of the blessed sacrament but my thought is the liability. Those drones are not without their safety concern. An errant move and the blade(s) into the crowd could do damage to a person. Not very well thought out in my opinion.

  24. Suburbanbanshee says:

    The idea of the medieval dove-shaped tabernacles on chains was to keep the consecrated Hosts safe by keeping them high up. (As opposed to tabernacles built high up in walls or high inside pillars. It was reached by a rope as opposed to a ladder; but either way, the point was to avoid break-ins.)

  25. The Masked Chicken says:

    I was wondering what one would call this method of delivery:

    El Shaddive…
    Pilate Error…
    Somewhere over the altar…
    Dominos vowiskum…
    Props to God…
    Catch me, if you can, communion…
    The Descencion…

    Just some thoughts off the top of my head.

    The Chicken

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  26. Benedict Joseph says:

    Familiarity comes presumption, presumption breeds contempt.
    That the pastor who allowed this is not summarily dismissed by his bishop is a scandal.
    That this bishop has not dismissed this pastor is cause for his own dismissal by his superior.
    Hell “if it exists” will freeze over before that comes to pass.
    This event is the perfect illustration of all that has transpired over the past fifty seven years. Only to be matched with the reportage of utterances by German Benedictine “theologian” Anselm Grün on the Immaculate Conception.
    The truths of the Faith are in the hands of those gone berserk. Genesis 11:1-9 can no longer be domesticated as an etiologic myth. It has proved to be blistering prophetic. Rogue clerics spin their notions with a Catholic lexicon and those deliberately left uncatechised for fifty years lap it up like kittens.
    Got to have that thrill. Got to be entertained. Give me a feeling. Give me a faux religious experience.
    Infantilism is no substitute for spiritual childhood.
    The Tower of Babel began construction on October 13, 1962.

  27. frjim4321 says:

    Seems like a Redemptorist parish, but I have a hard time seeing it.

  28. frjim4321 says:

    Although, I’ve seem some cultures orient to technology way different that North Americans. Brazilians might not see the employment of technology as being quite as disrespectful as more staid cultures. And, believe me, I’m not excusing this. Another thing I saw once was a Coptic Wedding during which there were two video cameras on booms, a video Steadicam and three still photographers. It did not seem to bother anybody in the church; it just added to the celebration.

    I hope it’s clear that I don’t endorse this, but I do think it illustrates that various culture apprehend technology differently. For example, I think in some cultures it would not be uncommon to see pictures being taken at a wake, of the open casket. White European North Americans have a taboo about that.

    So, the upset here might be more about cultural, rather than liturgical, sensibilities.

  29. The Masked Chicken says:

    To give credit where credit is due, all of the names, above are original to me, except Pilate Error. That was from a sign I saw outside of a Presbyterian church during Holy Week.

    The Chicken

  30. majuscule says:

    Where in all this was the humeral veil?

  31. William says:

    What is that behind the resurecifix? A Borg sphere?

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