Germany seems to be the caput malorum omnium in the Church today. Every weird, heretical, and just plain stupid thing comes from that dark swamp of arrogant confusion.
“But Father! But Father!”, you libs are blubbering “you are the arrogant and confused one here! Don’t you understand that it was from Germany and those other countries….. like… up there… that we got the spirit of Vatican II which is still blowing through the church like a springtime Pentecost of renewal and change? YES! It’s a springtime now, especially with their fighting for the rights of non-… institutionally non-catholics for their rights to the sacraments, which as GERMAN Karl Rahner explained are celebrations of pre-existing realities. Those were halcyon days that we relive and relive and relive. But you don’t get any of that because YOU HATE VATICAN II!”
Well… okay, then.
Here is a video compilation (not sure where it came from other than my inbox) of Ash Wednesday in a church in Germany with Card. Woelki, of all people.
There’s a video of the whole rite… but I couldn’t inflict it.
Anyway, I’m not sure who did this video, but we own him some thanks.
Germany, ladies and gentlemen. Germany.