That is one of the most painful videos I have ever seen. This is the Pentecost Mass from a parish in the Diocese of Kansas City – St. Joseph, Holy Family.
Mind you, the parish leadership wants people to see this. After all, they put it on YouTube in hi def and with pretty high production techniques.
You will find that, no matter where you click in this video, it is going to be painful. I will suggest a few low points.
10:15 – Note that the priest does not kiss the altar. He doesn’t in other videos either. It is a choice. That is something to think about. It isn’t an empty sign, one way or the other, kissing the altar or not kissing the altar. It is packed with meaning either way. Very different meanings.
12:00 – Opening remarks. Put down your coffee mug first.
13:30 – “The Lord is with you!”
32:00 – Theatrical fire lighting followed by excruciating Gospel reading
37:00 – Sermon. Words fail.
45:00 – I wouldn’t let kids anywhere near this guy.
49:00 – Creed, sort of.
1:05:00 – Eucharistic Prayer “lowlight”
I’m going to stop there. I just can’t go on.
I post this on the heals of posting about the changes to the Gesù in Rome, how the church has to shed its identity connected to Trent and come more to embody what is suggested by the Second Vatican Council.
The people who are screwing around with one of the greatest churches in the world would be just fine with this, bet your bottom dollar. BUT… the Traditional Latin Mass must be suppressed.