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Ladies and gentlemen: the picnic mass

And now, from Austria, a little something that looks like a holiday barbecue which was, evidently, Holy Mass. (H/T)

Can anyone translate?? 

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Fr. Jim

posted July 7, 2010 at 7:25 am

And we wonder why we now refer to “post-Christian” Europe? I’m speechless.

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Your Name

posted July 7, 2010 at 7:44 am

As if the smoking, eating lunch and other activities while this was going on weren’t enough – the person timing it with his/her watch certainly was priceless!

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posted July 7, 2010 at 7:56 am

I couldn’t even finish watching it. May God have mercy!

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posted July 7, 2010 at 9:20 am

It is the sick who need a physician —not the well…I think it is great!

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Dana MacKenzie

posted July 7, 2010 at 9:57 am

Gross. The irreverence is grotesque. Smoking and eating during mass (I thought Europe was supposed to be so smart about smoking?) and I note that they pixilated the women dressed in the chausuble (or whatever) but not always. There were so many abuses there that my heart broke. Gross. And poor service to Christ and to his people, who apparently are being told that nothing is more important than their comfort.
That’s a far, far cry from “prefer nothing to Christ.”

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Dana MacKenzie

posted July 7, 2010 at 10:02 am

“It is the sick who need a physician —not the well…I think it is great!
The sick need a physician, but in order for them to get well, they also need to respect the physician and do what he says for the good of their soul. Milling about, half-aware, unwilling to give up a moment of their own comforts in order to pay attention to that Divine Physician, tells me that these people paid as much attention to Christ as a 400lb smoker pays to the surgeon general, and his coming among them at the mass was about as meaningful to them as the warning on the side of a pack of cigarettes.
You may think it’s “great,” but are you really thinking?
This was the equivalent of bringing Christ into a pigpen, and letting the pigs swallow his Holy Food along with their swill, practically in the same mouthful. It’s gross.

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posted July 7, 2010 at 10:51 am

After more thought, I question if this was truly ‘celebrated’ by a Catholic Priest, and not an intentional mockery? It would at least be somewhat consouling to know that this was not done by a Cahtolic Priest.

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posted July 7, 2010 at 1:27 pm

Omigosh, this is shameful!
Obviously the “Real Presence” means nothing.
And fasting before receiving? Apparently a dispensation.

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