Monday, 8 June 2015

Messing with the Mass: The problem of priestly narcissism today


More than one person has drawn attention to a piece on narcissism in relation to the oddities of some modern liturgical experience on the Catholic Education Resource Centre site. Messing with the Mass: The problem of priestly narcissism today. It is well worth ploughing through the first part to get to the meat of the article.

Lest you think it overstates its case, do have a look at this video, which I found on my Facebook feed but don't have the technical know-how to post it directly here. It is a wedding but the priest is wearing a chasuble, so we can presume that it is also Mass. I WAS SHOCKED!

This man could surely do with following the advice of the chicken in the picture above!

5 comments:

Dominic MacCarthy said...

The Vitz article is well worth reading. Thanks for spotting it. The basic point is that the Mass is a public solemn ritual which priests should not tamper with. The modern temptation is to regard the Roman Missal as a template for experimentation, rather than as the set text to be prayed and executed.

vetusta ecclesia said...

What a prat!

Zephyrinus said...

vetusta ecclesia said:
"What a prat !"

And the Latin for that is . . ?

Genty said...

The young people further back weren't clapping. They must have wondered what they'd walked into.

Kenny Hyde said...

He looked and behaved quite insane. Will pray for God's holy people who have to put up with him