View from the choir

I am a Catholic layperson and Secular Franciscan with a sense of humor. After years in the back pew watching, I have moved into the choir. It's nice to see faces instead of the backs of heads. But I still maintain God has a sense of humor - and that we are created in God's image.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

So you think you can marry?

Hey, it was non-Catholic, so they can get away with it. And some of them are better dancers than some liturgical stompers I've seen!


Anonymous Clare said...

I saw that yesterday and really enjoyed it. I'm sure those guests won't be forgetting that wedding any time soon. :)

Why wouldn't that be allowed at a Catholic wedding?

10:53 AM  
Blogger Lee Strong said...

For one thing, the music. The Church has rules about what kind of music is permitted (of course, that get's broken regularly!). A tune like the one in the video would not be permitted.

11:04 AM  
Blogger Lee Strong said...

But I do think the video is a hoot.

11:04 AM  
Blogger Lee Strong said...

"However, the same criterion and judgment cannot be applied in the western culture.

Here dancing is tied with love, with diversion, with profaneness, with unbridling of the senses: such dancing, in general, is not pure.

For that reason it cannot be introduced into liturgical celebrations of any kind whatever: that would be to inject into the liturgy one of the most desacralized and desacralizing elements; and so it would be equivalent to creating an atmosphere of profaneness which would easily recall to those present and to the participants in the celebration worldly places and situations."

--- "The Religious Dance - an Expression of Spiritual Joy", in The Canon Law Digest, Vol. VIII, pp.78-82.

10:22 PM  

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