Thursday, March 28, 2024

St. Teresa of Avila - Liturgial Abuse (Part Four)

 The liturgical abuse at St. Teresa continues.  Usually, you find one or two but this is the fourth and so we now have liturgical dance taking place during Mass.

The Vatican’s Congregation for the Sacraments and Divine Worship stated in 1994:

Among some peoples, singing is instinctively accompanied by hand-clapping, rhythmic swaying, and dance movements on the part of the participants. Such forms of external expression can have a place in the liturgical actions of these peoples on condition that they are always the expression of true communal prayer of adoration, praise, offering and supplication, and not simply a performance. (Instruction on Inculturation and the Roman Liturgy, 42; italics added)

However, what took place at St. Teresa's on March 10th was a performance.  here are some screen shots...and if you watch the video, it takes place at the one hour and fifty-one minute mark.

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