The worship of man, not God…

‘Disco Mass’ defiles Catholic Church in Germany

“It is written: My house is the house of prayer…” (Lk 19:46)

‘Pope’ Francis will be relieved to hear this: The Church of the Holy Cross in the tiny settlement of Borkenwirthe in Germany did not offer the Traditional Latin Mass this past January 28. Instead, it had advertised a “Disco Mass” for young people — and it followed through with the threat.

A two-and-a-half minute video report of the spectacle summarizes what took place — audiovisually and verbally:

The pews were packed, perhaps also because there was absolutely no risk of being confronted with Catholicism.

This disco mess wasn’t the first one for that church, which was built in the late 1940s. It belongs to the larger parish of St. Ludgerus. The same spectacle had been perpetrated for the third time already in 2019:

A news report of Kirche + Leben covered the event back then, which has been kindly translated by the Catholic Conclave blog:

There hasn’t been such a light and such a rhythm in the Heilig-Kreuz-Kirche in Borkenwirthe for a long time: For the third time the Catholic rural youth movement (KLJB), supported by a professional DJ team, celebrated an extraordinary service.

During the service, 350 participants heard current songs from the charts and were able to “take off from everyday life” with brilliant light effects, as pastoral speaker Matthias Winter said. The young people chose the songs to match the motto “I’ll do my thing!”.

The DJ team set up numerous spotlights in the church the day before and programmed the lighting effects for four hours to match the liturgy. The KLJB disco fair was very well received, according to Chris Peters from the organization team. A similar service will be held in two years’ time.

What underlies this sacrilegious garbage is a Modernist theology of experience as the basis for faith and spirituality. Whatever helps one to have or regain one’s very own “experience” of God, is what is accepted and promoted — so everybody can do “their thing”.

There are, of course, certain limits. The real Roman Catholic Mass, which reflects the real (pre-Vatican II) Catholic Faith, for example, would clearly be a step too far.

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