07 August 2013

Holy Communion at World Youth Day

Yes, Holy Communion in the mosh pit, from plastic cups to soiled hands. 

Suscipe forum has an act of reparation thread going.


Jeanne Holler said...

Lord have Mercy....
I cannot believe my eyes ...
Oh Jesus forgive them , forgive us !

Long-Skirts said...


All the world's
A beach
And all the men and women
Merely players…

For volley-ball
Flash mob call
Swaying hands
In the stands

Picnic up
Party down
Plastic people -
Molded town -

Well choreographed
This plastic mold,
Hollow containers
Are humbly bold

And to choreographer
Their eyes look up
But where is Jesus...

ToS said...

Don't worry.
Going after the FFI will fix everything; those radical division causing TLMers in the FFI is far more important then offending Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament.

Elizabeth said...

Truly unbelievable and reprehensible. In the second picture, it looks like a bunch of gals visiting and talking about their weekend plans, whilst holding a plastic water cup almost overflowing with the Body of Christ. Good Lord, have mercy.

Elizabeth said...

A sarcastic moment: Perhaps someone could gather names of those who made acts of reparation for this outrage, that we could then send to our Holy Father as a Spiritual Bouquet.....oh wait, he doesn't like us Pelagians counting prayers :)

Marc said...

The priest in the last picture almost looks like he's dealing cards at the blackjack table :(

Perhaps we dust off the Act of Reparation to the Sacred Heart:


Anonymous said...


It wasn't a whole lot different in 1999 when BJPII celebrated the N.O. at the Ed Jones dome in St. Louis, though I don't recall a cackle of Sallys milling about with Christ in a dixie cup.

To reiterate the link: Act of Reparation for the Sacrilege against Our Most Precious Lord at WYD


StGuyFawkes said...

Dear All,

The photographs remind you of flood and famine disaster footage. If I hadn't known the context I would have thought it was something from Hurricane Katrina.

All I can say is that when you plan liturgy around the model of a rock concert you get the same chaos and disorder you find at rock concerts.

A verse helps here.

"And when he had taken the five loaves and the two fishes, he looked up to heaven, and blessed, and brake the loaves, and gave them to his disciples to set before them; and the two fishes divided he among them all.
And they did all eat, and were filled. And they took up twelve baskets full of the fragments, and of the fishes. And they that did eat of the loaves were about five thousand men." Mark 6:41-44

It seems to me that Our Lord was responding to an emergency. In these mob-Masses the Church is creating emergencies in the hopes of regaining some re-enactment of the "loaves and fishes" story.

You can't re-create that scene from the bible as if it were a spectacle at a theme park.

Readers of St. Mark may notice that Our Lord first made his sheep sit down in discrete groups of 150 before he blessed the bread.

Could the planners of World Youth Day not have followed Our Lord's recommendation, at the very least?

St. Guy