Horrible, blasphemous Mass in Germany October 16, 2013Posted by Tantumblogo in Basics, disaster, error, Eucharist, foolishness, General Catholic, Holy suffering, horror, scandals, shocking, the return.
The Church in Germany is such a wreck. Informed by the disastrous modernist theology, it has been for a century or more a bastion of all manner of wickedness, heresy, and dissent. And not just Germany, all the Germanic countries have embraced modernism to a greater extent than essentially anywhere else in the world. I read of a Mass in the Netherlands recently where there was NO formula of consecration, at least not one that was recognizable, NO readings from Scripture (but instead readings from left wing authors by groups of women and men gathered around what passed for the altar), NO formal consecration by the priest (the laity pretended to do it instead), NO recognizably Christian hymns (instead pop tunes from 40 years ago were sung)…….it was a nightmare.
And that is hardly a standout. The “pastor’s initiatives” in Austria, Switzerland, and now Germany are attempts by aging progressives in the clergy to finally, definitively implement aspects of the revolution in the Church that have not yet been formally implemented. Things like pretending to ordain women to the priesthood, abolishing the discipline of priestly celibacy, rejection of the plain injunction of Our Savior’s Word – His very own words, from His very mouth! – regarding the sin of adultery committed by those who divorce and remarry, on and on with the whole panoply of unfulfilled progressive dreams to complete the work of transforming the Church into just another demi-pagan anthropocentric feel good society. I should not have to say, that if acted upon, even the ruined, dying remnants of the Church in these countries would quickly collapse into pointless nothingness.
The Mass below has already generated some scandal. It appears there was a fundraising Mass (or “Mass) held for a children’s hospital operated by Catholic charities/Caritas. A noble goal, perhaps, but the implemenation was disastrous. A circus was mixed in with the Mass, and the Mass was offered not in a proper church but in a dining hall of some kind, with the Blessed Sacrament brought around to the almost entirely elderly participants seated at their tables. This seems to be a common thing in Germany, the mixing of the sacred and profane with Masses offered at outdoor beer festivals and the like, with people literally going from sucking on a cigarette, or a stein of beer, or from eating a bratwurst one second, and then turning around and receiving Our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament the next. Or, they rather indiscreetly place the Blessed Sacrament in their pocket.
The point being, this kind of thing is far from rare. We have even seen the hierarchy seem to support such scandalous Masses, with cardinals participating at balloon Masses. “Highlights” from the Mass below:
Good Heavens…….nothing says solemn glorification of the Lord like having belly dancers at your Mass. Or mixing in some pagan snake dancing.
This is the fruit of modernism run rampant in the Church. This is the fruit of the philosophy of Hegel, Kant, Heidigger, and so many others which were embraced by the, ahem, Catholic modernists, which unleashed the thinking of Rahner, de Lubac, Alfrink, et. al., on the Church.
The thing is, even aside from the sacrilege and even blasphemy inherent in such celebrations, they are singularly ineffective on both the natural and supernatural levels. They don’t attract people to the Faith. They don’t change people’s lives, or put them on a path of salvation. What they do, is show an exhausted Church turning to desperate tricks in a bid to draw a few people in. But such efforts are always doomed to fail, as the Church and especially the Mass are not forms of entertainment, and fully secular entertainments will always be a far more attractive alternative for those looking for a secular-type good time.
Such a scandal. It is to weep.
h/t to multiple sources for the video link