Wednesday, February 15, 2006
The introit consisted of a reading praising molecules and vitamins.
The first reading was not from the Bible but some invocation to divine harmonies.
This may have had something to do with the full orchestra that obscured the High Altar. Most people attending were not sure whether they were at a concert or a Mass.
And the Canon of the Mass was in the form of a dialogue between the priest and the girl. The priest has a reputation for being a .... conservative, which says something about his predecessor and the terrible state of the Church in Belgium.
"Now we learn that he---David E. Ridenour---was a member of the marriage tribunal of the St. Petersburg Roman Catholic Diocese under the leadership of Bishop Robert N. Lynch, the tribunal which sanctioned the marriage of Lutheran Michael Schiavo and divorcee Jodi Centonze in the Espiritu Santos Catholic Church in Safe Harbor on Jan. 21---in fact, Ridenour acted as the Defender of the Bond of the marriage between Jodi and Michael." The word stink does not do justice to the foul odour from the Diocese.