Monday, October 24, 2005

Barrel organ Mass


A Mass shaped by and for humans, instead of by divine institution. Forty years of reform and then this!

Disco Mass in Eisenstadt, Austria

God, where are you? - the advertisement which uses a picture of the last WYD but one, seems to imply that God could be absent. Even stranger when you consider that the advert is for a Mass, where God is certainly present if the Mass is valid.

The youth at this Mass are just being encouraged not to come to Church. What need do they have for Churches, when every once in a while they can attend a Mass in a disco?

There is no liturgical abuse in the Diocese of Linz

- that's official unless, of course, you assist at the Harvest Festival with no clear distinction between the Mass and the buffet afterwards.

Catholics block door to church

Workers prevented from taking artifacts from St. Brigid

Normally, Catholics have to protect themselves from protestants and atheists removing Church goods, not their own Diocese.

World Mission Sunday in Germany

"To bring the Love of God to the point"

For information:
The holy dot or bindi (also known as kumkum, mangalya, tilak, sindhoor and by other names) is an auspicious makeup worn by young Hindu girls and women on their forehead. The term is derived from bindu, the Sanskrit word for a dot or a point. It is usually a red dot made with vermilion (finely powdered bright red mercuric sulphide). Considered a blessed symbol of Uma or Parvati, a bindi signifies female energy (shakti) and is believed to protect women and their husbands. Traditionally a symbol of marriage (hence the widows did not wear vermilion), it has now become a decorative item and is worn today by unmarried girls and women of other religions as well. No longer restricted in color or shape, bindis today are seen in many colors and designs and are manufactured with self-adhesives and felt.

The irony is that the organisers of World Mission Sunday have missed the point of mission; saving souls