Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Taking the liturgy hostage

Mass this morning was a classic example of the liturgy being taken hostage by the personality of the priest--impromptu remarks not germane to the liturgy, casual talk with the faithful , over-use of the microphone to amplify the singing of the priest, a lot of expression and emotion in the recitation of prayers, and so on...

2 comments:

Lady Downstairs said...

And where was that, PB? And you are quite right. Someone really should bang it into their heads that Mass is not all about them, and they are not the stars of a show. I think it is safe to say that people going to a weekday Mass are not expecting entertainment, but prayer.

papabear said...

Over at St. Columbkille, but he's not a priest there--he's celebrated Mass there before but I don't know where he is assigned. He was also one of those priests you would call "nice"--he has a "nice" personality, wants to be friendly and personable and causal, but during the liturgy???

A crisis of masculinity.