Rorate Caeli

First came the Flying Nun ...

Now, the Dancing Jesuit.


In all honesty, this Jesuit (Fr. Dr. Saju George, S.J.) has been around for many years, so there's nothing new here - though this is a recent presentation, in the church of the Daughters of Charity of Saint Vincent de Paul, in Untermarchtal (Baden-Württemberg, Germany). But with all the other problems in the Church today, a little levity could go a long way. 

NB: This should bring great comfort to certain rogue Catholics. If this Jesuit isn't excommunicated, there's still hope for you yet!

[Source: Pius.info]

44 comments:

PreVat2 said...

And, once again, this is why I stay with the SSPX.
Semper Fidelis

TDC said...

Surprise! The place is empty.

Nama said...

Was this during Mass? Which part of mass?

Kelly said...

They never wear shoes. Why?

poeta said...

I think I saw this in a Star Trek episode once.

Truth Seeker said...

Just out of curiosity, does anyone know which canon the Jesuit violated that would result in his excommunication?

Texana said...

Give it an 8 on interpretive dance. It's better than the Liverpudlian halfdressed dancers writhing on the floor. I really think this is the Catholic Church of an alternate universe...an alternate spirit.

I am not Spartacus said...

This gives ammunition to those who claim that if one scratches a liturgical liberal one will likely reveal a homosexual

NBW said...

That was totally pagan and does not belong in the Catholic church. If he is a priest he SHOULD be excommunicated. The people in the pews should have walked out.

backtothefuture said...

No wonder the orthodox don't want no part of us. Somebody needs to contact the bishop about this abomination.

Richard malcolm said...

This is the *sunset* of the Age of Aquarius.

NIANTIC said...

Aah...so very uplifting.....so deeply spiritual......would that we had this everywhere.....it draws one close to ..... idiocy!

Francis said...

I bet this homosexual "priest" has quite the following in certain conciliar circles. Blech!!!
How much longer O'Lord?

Barona said...

I far prefer The Flying Dutchman; especially during the great man's Bicentenary.

Poor Yorek said...

Canon 99: Whoever habitually lacks the use of reason is considered not responsible for oneself (non sui compos) and is equated with infants.

CH DUPUY said...

If this guy is not excommunicated, then bishop Williamson will not be if he decides to order a bishop without consent of the Holy See.

gtaylor said...

Isn't is reassuring that the "church" lookey likey building was nearly empty apart from elderly people out on a day trip and of course some nuns ( in habits!!).

If this is one of the fruits, does that mean we have to endure that type of state of undress and dance from our priests? Ours in Edinburgh are all elderly, won't that be a treat?

Archimandrite Gregory said...

Fortunately, backtothefuture, many Orthodox realize that this represents the lunatic fringe. The only question that I have: he is in the church and now the SPPX is outside? Why?

Andrew said...

So let me get this straight...chant in Hindi is ok but not Latin?

Ivan K said...

Am I being heteronormative, or is this discalced Hindu Jesuit shockingly effeminate?

backtothefuture said...

Someone should of thrown exorcised holy water on him

jon pressley said...

You got that right. How the h**l did we get to something like this being acceptable? I guess I answered my own question...

John Fisher said...

It should be called the dancing fairy with man boobs! A lovely dance to the Hindu god of infertility!

Jason C. said...

I laughed. Out loud. That dude is seriously gay.

We Catholics are just being trolled by Satan now. He doesn't even hide anymore, he just comes into our lives and does his thing.

Common Sense said...

Wow, what a hip-wriggle.

I had a good laugh. What a genius. Excommunicated? No, definitely not. He performed just a random act of folly. What about those illustrious Catholic audience members from the Order of the Obedience Apparatchiks?

like Fred Astaire said...

Cardinal Arinze said:
Most dances that are staged during Mass should have been done in the parish hall. And some of them are not even suitable for the parish hall.

I saw in one place -- I will not tell you where -- where they staged a dance during Mass, and that dance was offensive. It broke the rules of moral theology and modesty. Those who arranged it -- they should have had their heads washed with a bucket of holy water!

Why make the people of God suffer so much? Haven't we enough problems already? Only Sunday, one hour, they come to adore God. And you bring a dance! Are you so poor you have nothing else to bring us? Shame on you! That's how I feel about it.

http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:DJF7Q6v0dwMJ:www.adoremus.org/1003Arinze.html+&cd=1&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us

wretchedwithhope said...

poeta said 'I think I saw this in a Star Trek episode once.'

it's catholicism Jim, but not as we know it

Like Fred Astaire said...

poeta said 'I think I saw this in a Star Trek episode once.'

Yes, but where no, um, ... man ... has gone before.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tl45bhzneJM

Marko Ivančičević said...

not him again...

Anonymous said...

Well, unlike the SSPX, this guy is in full communion with the Church, and he doesn't need to sign any preambles in order to be part of it.
/Martin Fischer

danhesko said...

I was fascinated by what looked like a hanging fish bowl. Was that part of the presentation?

JonPatrick said...

That has to be the worst looking church I have ever seen. Only way you knew it was Catholic is the crucifix with a corpus, otherwise it could have been a university lecture hall.

Sixupman said...

Well,after all, he is a Jesuit!

Malta said...

Well at least the crucifix is nice, and the church doesn't feature a Christa crucifix, as I have found around Santa Fe.

But bizarre to me is the side chapel at St. Francis Cathedal, showing a Pieta of St. Joseph holding an adult Jesus, when St. Joseph predeceased Jesus.

Malta said...

But seriously, instead of a sacrifice, mass has become a show. I have seen it throughout the US, and throughout the world.

Ma Tucker said...

He wants a good shoeing for turning up at church in that state of undress. He can "bing" back with himself to bongo bongo land. Honestly! This really takes the biscuit.

Jim said...

I love the way he minces past the tabernacle at the end!

That about sums it all up - genuflecting and bowing to nothing much in the sanctuary and adjusting the shawl and looking at the camera when passing the Real Presence.

I am not Spartacus said...

Well at least the crucifix is nice, and the church doesn't feature a Christa crucifix, as I have found around Santa Fe.


Dear Malta. Iconoclasm does have its place :)

Just do it

lionel Fernandez said...

I am a very traditional Roman Catholic hailing from Kerala, India. And this dance was done by a Keralite.... This is good and bad.... Good, in the sense there is a story being enacted here in the form of a dance about someone journey to God. But Indian dance has a pagan origin and i think the Parish Hall is a better place for such a dance than around the alter

Lynda said...

Disgusting to bring such attention to oneself before the Blessed Sacrament or in the Sanctuary wherein the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass is offered. This enactment does not belong anywhere in a consecrated church,

LeonG said...

Where liturgical abuse is concerned nthing will change until the NO disappears altogether. Anyone who has worked with this liturgical form over a significant number of years knows that it is out of step with Sacred Liturgical Tradition and has an ecumenical agenda. This is why it suits the ecumenical liturgical objectives of the Councils.

Unknown said...

Vatican Preparing a Manual to Help Priests Celebrate Mass

Prefect Warns Against Making Liturgy Into a 'Show'

H. Sergio Mora

ROME, January 16, 2013 (Zenit.org).

The Congregation for Divine Worship and the Sacraments is preparing a booklet to help priests celebrate the Mass properly and the faithful to participate better, according to the prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Sacraments.

Cardinal Antonio Cañizares confirmed this Tuesday at an address at the Spanish Embassy to the Holy See on "Catholic Liturgy since Vatican II: Continuity and Evolution."

"We are preparing it; it will help to celebrate well and to participate well. I hope it will come out this year, in the summer," the cardinal told ZENIT.

During his talk the cardinal reiterated the importance Vatican II gave to the liturgy, "whose renewal must be understood in continuity with the Tradition of the Church and not as a break or discontinuity." A break either because of innovations that do not respect continuity or because of an immobility that freezes everything at Pius XII, he said.

http://www.zenit.org/article-36355?l=english

asshur said...

Might be a bit belated comment, sorry
As basically all westerners, I find dance is just a passtime or a fully secular performing art and therefore is, usually, a nonsense in a liturgical seting.
AFAIK this is not the same in certain cultures, especially Indian -see previous comment by a Keralite. As of being pagan, well, it will not be the first pagan custom in history turned around for profit of Christ ...

I might be a bit lenient because I hail from a place were at least since the XVI century uninterrupted a liturgical dance is performed in the Cathedral during Mass both in the Corpus Christi and the Inmaculate Octaves; where on the biggest pilgrimage is common that, f.i. after a rosary some couples dance folk tunes in front of the Image of the BVM in Her honor; and -last but not least- in the early XVII century one of the high points of the Corpus Chirsti procession was the dance of the black slaves -stark nacked, it seems- in front of His Divine Majesty (Seville, Spain for those interested). So no Mahony nearby ...

asshur said...

A even more late correction to my own comment.
The dance performed in the Cathedral of Sevilla (known as los Seises) is not during Mass, but in front of the Sacrament Exposed on the Altar (what we call in front of His Divine Majesty). The Holy Sacrifice is celebrated nowadays (it's during the afternoon) around it so it looks like an integral part. Sorry, i'cant remember if after or before