Monday, August 13, 2007

Liturgeists In All Stripes

A large percentage of the Liturgeist Establishment are priests. Despite the pre-eminence achieved by laity-with-fancy-sounding-degrees in the field of Liturgical Asinine Tricks, the majority of Asinine Tricks are invented by priests.

And it's not just the "LeftoWacky" priests.

A West Suburban parish now is subject to a new Pastor who casually eliminates recitation of the "Glory to God" whenever he feels like it, and other, less noticeable wordplays during the Mass, topped off with endless 'homilies' which he decorates with singing (!!)

It's good preparation for concentration camp residency.

But the "Right-o-Wackies" are just as, ah, comical.

A Diocese in Illinois has an established (and Bishop-approved) Tridentine group; the pastor is a member of an Order which celebrates the Old Rite. That Order is approved by the Bishop, and is headquartered in Wisconsin.

The pastor recently pronounced that a Christmas-eve "Festival of Lessons and Carols" will be verboten because it is "too Anglican." I don't think that the Pastor is Irish enough to get away with that on purely ethnic grounds--which might be forgiveable.

So much for that damnfool 'ecumenism' stuff! No "Anglican art" shall pass these portals!!

Dunno what the Hell he thinks about the "Hallelujah" Chorus, written by an Anglican (or maybe Lut'ran) guy for an Anglican King, using the Anglican King James Bible's text.

For that matter, what about all those Anglican and Methodist Christmas carols? Shall we dump O Little Town of Bethlehem and Hark, the Herald Angels Sing into the "Heretic-Hole"?

You laugh, because crying is too.....humanist.

1 comment:

Terrence Berres said...

"a new Pastor who casually eliminates recitation of the "Glory to God" whenever he feels like it"

He wouldn't fit in at St. Al's, where the "Glory to God" appears to be omitted as a matter of liturgical policy, rather than as a matter of impulse.