Rorate Caeli

Father Jaguar?

Well, another fun picture from South America. The article (in Portuguese) says:

"In the neighborhood of Lapinha[, Salvador, Archdiocese of São Salvador da Bahia, Brazil], the Feast of Kings [Epiphany] is on the streets. Inside the church, though, each mass is a spectacle.

"Father Pinto is a ballet dancer ... This year, he used colorful clothings to honor the different races.


" 'The Church knows,' he says. 'Dom Geraldo´[Majella Cardinal Agnelo, Archbishop of São Salvador da Bahia] knows, the CNBB [National Episcopal Conference] knows,' he assures. 'The faithful are the ones who get scared'.


"During the sermon, Father Pinto answered a letter from a group of faithful who asked for his resignation "I do not want to leave, I want to die at the altar!", yelled Father Pinto."

Another article (in Spanish) mentions that Father José Souza Pinto, 57, better know as Padre Pinto, was driven away from celebrations in the weekend ... The President of the National Conference of Brazilian Bishops (CNBB) and Archbishop of Salvador, Geraldo Majella [Cardinal] Agnello...explained that the behavior shown by the priest deserved therapeutical care.

Our source tells us that the decision by the Cardinal happened only after the bizarre images were broadcast in national television.
This is certainly an unexpected consequence of liturgical mayhem: therapy!


Jeff said...

Therapeutical care?

Maybe an exorcism would do even better. The bishop of Finland just had an exorcism for the entire country and then dedicated it to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Sounds like a winning formula to me...

Ralph Roister-Doister said...

Well, the chapeau is cutting edge, certainly. You have to go all the way back to Karnak the Magnificent on the old "Tonight Show" to see its equal.