Friday, September 10, 2010

Let's All Concelebrate, Shall We?

From Northern Nevada Catholic comes this disquieting piece of liturgical abuse from a place that ought to know, Our Lady of the Snows (emphasis added):

This year the seventh grade received a gift from the religious in our community.  Clearly, they stand firmly as guideposts of the Catholic faith. Father Tony, our pastor, and Father Mike, our associate pastor, make attending school Masses relevant through their authentic connection with the students. Students eagerly await the Masses over which Monsignor Leo McFadden presides, hoping to be the ones to hear their magic number called which allows them the honor of sitting around Monsignor at the altar.
"Authentic connection"?  How about some "authentic liturgy"?  How about some awe, respect, and reverence for the Blessed Sacrament?  No one belongs on the altar but the priests and the altar boys girls.