VIDEO: Another example of Francis “unique expression” of Novus Ordo (turn your volume down or you will frighten the dogs of the neighborhood)

The Vetus Ordo is against Vatican II! That’s why it has to be crushed and the people who want it marginalized and demoralized to the point that they will quite simply leave the Church. Instead, what will bring about the Vatican II springtime of joy we have been waiting for since 1965, the closure of that pivotal moment that reinterpreted the entire history, doctrine and worship of Christianity, is the only, that is to say, the unique expression of the Roman Rite, the Novus Ordo as interpreted hereunder in a video from Sacred Heart Church in Omaha.

Notable moments in a “Celebration of Life” for a deceased priest.  If anyone does anything remotely like this for me, I will haunt you for the rest of your natural lives.

From the beginning there are a string of “eulogies”.

55:00 Gloria… this is truly hideous.

1:05:00 end of the Gospel (turn your volume down a little or you are certain to frighten the dogs of the neighborhood

1:25:00 Super oblata and beginning of Eucharistic Prayer

1:32:00 End of Eucharistic Prayer

1:33:00 Our Father (get a barf bag)

1:36:00 Sign of Peace chaos

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  1. APX says:

    Ugh. That “rrr” when singing “mercy” in the Gloria is utterly atrocious. “Merrrcy”. We won’t talk about the descant at the end.

    This Mass setting legit sounds like something right out of the early folk Mass era of the 60s and 70s, only these people can’t even sing or play tambourine well.

    This is just horrible on so many levels.

    Is this actually supposed to be a funeral??

  2. redneckpride4ever says:

    Ahh, the beauty of evangelical low church Anglicanism. I wonder what Henry VIII would say about this illustrious event his desires helped create.

    Luther would also most certainly be pleased by this beautiful event.

  3. hilltop says:

    What a TRAVESTY.
    And this says it all: (hat tip to Fr Z!)
    1:25:00 beginning of Eucharistic Prayer
    1:32:00 End of Eucharistic Prayer
    7 minutes of Eucharistic prayer. 5.3% of the duration of that which preceded.
    Try ‘splanin’ 5% to Christ the King at the judgement.
    “Hey Geezus, I’ve got a nickel if you have change for a dollar.” And how’s about that ol’ Novus Ordo! Ain’t she sweet?”

  4. Senor Quixana says:

    I wonder how often the Lord has to put on that face and stir up that voice that a parent needs to use when presented with a gift made of macaroni and glue.

    Thank you for sharing things like this. It raises my level of appreciation for the well-meaning but rather boring pastors and the good intentioned but uninspiring bishops who never subjected me to this.

  5. Fulco One Eye says:

    Amazing. Just amazing.
    Decent church interior.
    The rest: not so much.
    Pity for those there.

  6. monstrance says:

    Since we’re sharing bad dreams – I wish…
    Attended a NO Mass out of town. The Gloria was started, but nobody knew the words, including the priest. Everything came to a halt a third of the way through. The priest joked – “ oh you the words “. Everyone giggled and he moved on to the Collect.
    Reminded of Sleepy Joe – “You Know the Thing !”.
    C’Mon Man !

  7. maternalView says:

    Note the age of most of those in the pews.

    What is sad is they think this is Catholic and they think this is Mass.

  8. eamonob says:

    Of course it wouldn’t be complete without that pump bottle of Purell next to the tabernacle.

  9. jflare29 says:

    Ay yi yi. Do y’all remember a game show from the 80s, “Press Your Luck”? I feel like I just received a Double Whammy. When I arrived in the Omaha area after 2 years in Germany, a relative suggested Sacred Heart. I tried going there twice; even without any particular knowledge of the TLM, it drove me nuts. …Seems things haven’t changed much. Awkwardly, the first of the eulogists, John Golka, is the elder brother of a former high school classmate–well, not quite, the brother was the year after me. ….I think another brother is now a bishop….
    …And to top it all off, I clicked on the link in the article, so watched part of Mass from Sacred Heart earlier today. I caught the tidbit at the end of how they’re going to be doing “listening sessions” next week with the LGBTQ+ community. Their presenter also commented on how “To answer before listening, that’s folly and shame”. Honestly, folks, for all that I want to run and groan, …these folks need LOTS of prayer. I’m not a parishioner there.
    It’s one thing to listen to someone explain how their life has been a trial; …I don’t get the impression they intend to lead them away from the sins involved, though we can always hope I’m being too pessimistic.
    I begin to fear for their souls.

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  11. Brian64 says:

    Sad. And Disgusting. My 8-year-old walked by while the Gloria was playing. “What is that?”, he asked. “This is the way some people celebrate Mass”, I answered. “No”, he said, “I don’t think that’s a Mass!”  
    I went to my first Latin Requiem Mass two weeks ago. It was celebrated in our bare, modern “assembly hall”. However, with black altar cloth, black vestments, covered casket, and a plethora of candles, it was an amazing and humbling site. What is captured on this video, in such a beautiful church, is just wrong.

  12. Suburbanbanshee says:

    Video #1 – Well, obviously you can have a tube swordfight in the parish hall, or in the school gym, or outside under the trees. But noooo, that wouldn’t be conspicuous enough.

    I’ve had a lot of pastors who were fun guys… at the parish picnic. At the parish ice cream social. In church, they were servants of God, either doing Mass, or getting ready for Mass, or finishing up after Mass. That’s what the faithful want.

  13. Suburbanbanshee says:

    Well, at least the eulogies come before the funeral Mass starts, so there’s some kind of attempt to go with the rubrics. But honestly, if people want to do this, it works a lot better in the funeral home or at a wake. Having the wake in church before Mass, instead of in a house or funeral home or parish hall, is just… not the right place.

    At 50:00, Father with the giant recorder, playing beautiful Native American flute music, also belongs at a wake. He’s a good musician, so what the heck, dude. Part of being a musician, and being part of a tradition, is having a sense of a piece of music’s functions. If you know the right time and place for a specific piece of music, it does a better job, the job it’s supposed to do. Church is for church music, wakes are for wake music. And priests saying funeral Masses really shouldn’t be playing flutes, because that’s what your musician friends are for.

    However… he actually calls down a sense of wistfulness or contemplation, which isn’t bad… and then the music minister does her best to shatter it.

    Seriously, how could anyone jump from that flute to “Amazing Grace,” and not start playing it a little slowly and gently? Nevermind even that it’s not the most suitable song for a Catholic funeral. It’s not a suitable way to start the song, to announce the song, or to perform the song _at a funeral_ … and man, I just don’t think it worked out, even on a secular level.

    Argh argh read the room argh argh argh.

    I’m glad the people who were there seem to have been okay with it, but it’s… just… so fractally bad. And yet I can tell everyone meant well.

  14. Suburbanbanshee says:

    I don’t mean to be mean here… but if you look at that one middle-aged man in the back row who actually can sing, and who actually dressed up… yeah, he’s kind of the victim soul of that choir.

    May God bless him for showing up to sing that funeral. Seriously, going to funerals is an act of mercy, and that choir needed some kind of anchor of seriousness.

  15. Suburbanbanshee says:

    OTOH, if that’s actually the ASL Mass, it’s obvious that the priest saying the funeral Mass put in a fair amount of work to learn how to sign it, and I’m in favor of it. It was kind of odd how he stopped signing at certain parts. I assume that an interpreter takes over? Is it some kind of contrast between propers and ordinary of the Mass, or are some parts of Mass just deemed to be too complicated to include both speech and sign?

  16. Suburbanbanshee says:

    There are maybe four other attendees who don’t seem too thrilled by the whole thing, and who managed to sit far enough away from other people that they weren’t grabbed at the Our Father.

    I’m not even saying that people can’t have any piety expressed in this way. But if you were really deeply grieving, what could they possibly do with you? If you started crying like a river, with big racking sobs, they’d have nothing for you, no help at all. They didn’t even put out tissue boxes, or give people time to collect themselves.

    It’s okay to make jokes at a wake, but it’s also okay to break down. None of these people are allowed to be sad. It’s like Crossfit for happy claps.

    Also, I lived through the Eighties, and I’ve NEVER seen a priest hold hands with a deacon during the Our Father, etc. That’s just weird, I don’t care who you are; and I don’t know what they were thinking. Both the priest and the deacon have Things to Do, and holding hands like the laypeople prevents them from Doing Ritual Things like the clergy they are. At a funeral, when you’re putting clergy in the ground. What the hecky heck.

  17. Suburbanbanshee says:

    One thing that’s quite serious… as we grow older, vocal ranges change. Sometimes, quite a lot. Almost everyone in this choir is singing in ranges that no longer work for them, even if they used to.

    Change your repertoire, guys and gals in other choirs. You’re not doing yourself any favors. Either find more forgiving keys for aging voices, or find more forgiving songs, of which there are many.

    Obviously chant is very forgiving, for the most part… but geez, even a folk or Eighties Catholic repertoire has songs that won’t make you sound like you’re about to hurt yourselves. Sing something enjoyable and healthy, not something designed to make all your vocal problems worse.

    Better song choice could even widen your range again. Maybe in a different direction, but a wide range is a wide range. If opera singers can adapt to a changing range, it’s not below anyone.

  18. Mike says:

    In the homily the priest reads from Father’s “last directives” whatever that it. He says he wants to live only in so far as I can have meaningful relationships, or words to that effect. That’s very concerning, as they say. My dad died at two weeks short of 97; he had dementia at the end–the last three years he basically slept 20 hours day. Believe me, he wasn’t doing a daily Wordle. But he was precious nonetheless, and when God called him, he went.

    This is what happens when sentiment masters intellect.

    [GOOD points…. GOOD points… that’s point of this recurring post.]

  19. Concerned_Catholic says:

    I am very glad that one of the medicines prescribed to me by my doctor is an anti-emetic. I certainly needed one watching this dreadful video. Is there a reason these people cannot be honest, leave the Catholic Church and go to the local Evangelical church of which they clearly want to be a part?

    With respect to redneckpride4ever’s comments about Henry VIII I think he may have sent some of these folks to the Tower of London. Henry was a schismatic, not a heretic. He foolishly tried to make himself the head of the Church in England instead of the Pope. He replaced nothing of the Catholic Faith. He made no changes to the liturgy and was given the title Fidei Defensor by Pope Leo X because of his defence of the seven sacraments.

  20. The Vicar says:

    I think it’s really unfair to say they are non-traditional.

    I see that there is a tarp in front of the altar. That’s for the part where they do a re-enactment of the parting of the seas and flood the nave. Then they float pharaoh up the aisle.

    It makes complete sense to me.

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