Thursday, February 28, 2013

Liturgical Dance At St Camillus In Silver Spring

Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, in "On Sacred Music", had this to say about about liturgical dance: "Dancing is not a form of expression for the Christian liturgy."  He ended that work by saying, "I am convinced that the crisis in the Church that we are experiencing today is to a large extent due to the disintegration of the liturgy."

Every Church Should
Be One
I've written before about various episodes of nonsense at St Camillus, just inside the beltway off New Hampshire Avenue.  We've seen pro-abortion folks speaking there and we've heard jibber-jabber about "ecological conversion" and other new-age tripe.  So it comes as no surprise to me that the loathsome boil known as liturgical dance is festering at St. Camillus.  If some think "loathsome boil" is a tad too harsh, consider that this and other such nonsense have contributed to lack of understanding of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, the Catholic faith in general and perhaps jeopardized the salvation of many people.

For an example, I've posted a video of a Mass at St Camillus being profaned by one such dance session (ht to Dawn for this video).  Why, oh why, do these folks think it's so wonderful to be treated to the sight of a bunch of women wiggling on the ground and traipsing all over the place while they flail their arms in the air?  Notice at 1:30 they join their hands as though to block the congregation from the altar?  And yes, they did have a little girl lying on the steps of the altar.  What a horrible lesson for her to learn!

In case anyone might think the Archdiocesan chancery had no way of knowing about this travesty, I hardly think that can be the case.  The Catholic Standard interviewed a St Camillus parishioner and this woman made mention of the "liturgical dance group".  Reminder - the Catholic Standard is the official archdiocesan publication.  Why, oh why, was not someone alerted when this obvious red flag started to fly?  Can it be that the Archdiocese just didn't give a rat's rump?

Let us pray that during this conclave that the next pontiff will have the will and strength to rein in the "loosey-goosey" priests and prelates and put a stop to these sorts of insults to the Sacraments.  That will be indispensable to the restoration of the Church.

1 comment:

  1. You are welcome, Janet! Folks should contact the bishop about this if the Spirit leads them. It is totally ridiculous and totally disobedient. Also, there are more video where that came from. All one has to do is Google them.



Please be respectful and courteous to others on this blog. We reserve the right to delete comments that violate courtesy and/or those that promote dissent from the Magisterium of the Roman Catholic Church.