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“Concelebration, whereby the unity of the priesthood is appropriately manifested, has remained in use to this day in the Church both in the east and in the west. For this reason it has seemed good to the Council to extend permission for concelebration…”
Sacrosanctum Concilium, 57
The above from Rorate Caeli.  If I were forced to pick one picture that summed up the Church in this pontificate, I could not do better than pointing to the above.

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14 Comments

  1. If this were a football team, I would raise the question of deflation……

    I wonder we’ll soon see the banishing of all candles in churches across the world–to stop the global warming crisis

  2. It could be worse– they could be taking ‘selfies’ with the Pope and the altar in
    the background.
    .
    Seriously though, shouldn’t priests– of all people– remember where they are
    and Whose presence they are in when at the altar?

  3. ….wait wait…isn’t one of them coveting a Kleenex that Holy Father just used…oh, its Senator Brady masquerading as a priest… never mind.

  4. Regarding the selfies: with some phones, it may well be possible to join two pictures together. The priest takes a selfie and imposes it on the picture of the Eucharistic celebration here.

  5. What are the two white things near the edge of the altar on either side of the sacramentary? They look like flip phones, encapsulated FRS radios, or wireless mice.

  6. Tom D– I think those are the microphones. That’s one way to avoid the “father moved wrong so we hear the cloth rubbing over his microphone” problem.

  7. If you think this is outrageous, think again. I attended a Mass where the priest was reading the prayers from his cell phone. I almost vomited. Enough said.

  8. Clinton on Monday, September 28, A.D. 2015 at 8:58am

    ‘Seriously though, shouldn’t priests– of all people– remember where they are
    and Whose presence they are in when at the altar? ‘

    You may have answered your own question – imagine if they are not consecratriing and are not at an altar, in their own minds – do the actions then fit?? plausible?
    would you rather have 1 mass with 20 concelebrants or 20 masses offered for you?

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