A few of us tried to talk some sense (you know, as in logic and reason and fidelity to rubrics), but apparently we're resented as a bunch of mean ole party-poopers. Even many Catholics are swallowing the nonsense "hook, line and sinker". I am not sure what troubles me more: the liturgical abuse itself, or, what passes for reason and discourse in Catholic circles. For the moment I'll not consider the reactions of non-Catholics for they would not have had opportunity for proper education regarding such matters.
I brought up the fact that Mass is not about the people as much as it is about the Unbloody Sacrifice of Our Lord. I pointed out that the priest is "alter Christi" and is not about the business of attracting attention to himself (don't you think all the gushing over his "talent" should have been a clue?). For those who tried to trot out the "legalist" schtick, I pointed out that Jesus Christ, through His Magisterium, had His Hand on the creation of the rubrics. But nope! None of that mattered one iota? Wanna know what the supreme consideration was when opining about this performance? And several said this, so I'll put it in quotes! Wait for it!! Here it is!
"It was so bee-yoo-tee-fulll, it just moved me to tears! Sigh! Sob!"
Got that? It's all about emotions! Forget the fact that Our Lord informs our intellect and strengthens our wills. Intellect and will just don't amount to a hill of beans when emotions are being tugged and manipulated.
See the big problem there? Men and women are created in the image and likeness of God, particularly through our faculties of intellect and will. Of all God's creatures, only men and angels possess these faculties. Emotions are on a lower level. Animals have emotions, but they don't have intellect and will to render them made in the image and likeness of God. This over-exaltation of emotions is nothing more than a degradation of man, impelling him to live in a lower, animal-like plane of existence. And let's face it. It's more palatable to our fallen natures to lower ourselves to that plane; it requires less effort to indulge our emotions rather than discipline them to be ordered by intellect and will.
The Culture of Death is prevailing largely because more and more people are living solely in their emotions and are not exercising intellect and will. The Voris video I just posted shows how homofacism is progressing largely because they are manipulating the emotions of those who are largely undisciplined intellectually and who are most likely not pursuing Christ through His Church.
Below I post the video. I think if you look at the beginning and end of it you'll see the damage being done without having to subject yourself to the entire bilious debacle.