Mar 16, 2007

Cardinal Roger Mahony, Father Richard Rohr and responsibility

Did you see the March 15 online California Catholic Daily article (click on this post's title) about the Mass that Franciscan Father Richard Rohr celebrated on Saturday night, March 3, at Cardinal Roger Mahony's 2007 Religious Education Congress?

The article is unsigned and cites no sources, but seems to be by an eyewitness and no doubt is a trustworthy account.

The article mentions a bunch of problems with the liturgy, including liturgical dancers, bongo drums, wicker baskets for the Hosts, glass and plastic pitchers for the Precious Blood, and changes to the prayers of the Mass, including Father Rohr once saying, "Father and Mother God" and then saying, "Father-Mother God" right before the Our Father.

At least Father Rohr did not quite begin the Our Father by saying, "Our Father-Mother."

Why am I recounting all this? The point is, Father Rohr said the Mass but Cardinal Mahony bears much of the responsibility.

After all, Cardinal Mahony and his associates keep inviting Father Rohr to the wRECk or he wouldn't be there in the first place.

And most likely the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, not Father Rohr, supplied or arranged for the wicker baskets, the glass and plastic pitchers, the bongo drums and the liturgical dancers.

So Father Rohr is not the only one at fault.


Blogger Tito said...

I read over at Catholic Caveman that Fr. Rohr did say 'Our mother'.

5:30 PM  
Blogger Quintero said...

Dear Tito,

Thanks for the information. Guess Father Rohr always manages to top himself!

6:10 PM  

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