Monday, September 7, 2009

"A dying race of heterodox 'reformers'"

Cleansing Fire has posted some comments it has received regarding DOR's CMA promotional video. Needless to say, they aren't very flattering.

One comment in particular caught my eye:

This isn't a promotional video for the CMA. It's the death rattle of a dying race of heterodox 'reformers'

This assessment brought to mind another video I watched recently - a recording of Sr. Joan Chittister's June 24th talk at the Church of the Assumption in Fairport.

The following screencap gives some idea of the demographic Sr. Joan is attracting these days.

Most of these folks appear to be my age or older. It's encouraging that Sr. Joan's 'message' doesn't seem to be playing very well - at least in DOR - with anyone under the age of 65.


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Lee Strong said...

I also notice that most of the ones espousing such views or doing things contrary to church teechings seem to be of the older crowd - remnants of the '60s and '70s. I've noticed so many of the priests who, for example, are less than orthodox in celebrating the Mass are in their 60s or older. Of course, with the older priests, even after they retire they still say Mass and stray from the rules.

I suspect things will begin to clear up as these folks go "home" and the pendulum swings back from some of the extremes

Anonymous said...

Looks like the same crowd that attends the events at St. Bernards.

Anonymous said...

The 1960s is over. When will these people get the memo? Sadly it looks like they never will. Bye bye!

Anonymous said...

In image 1 above, why are so many people there wearing the same color? Is this like the Ramerman thing where she would wear purple to symbolize the ordination of women? The Sr. Joan character is a cult if I've ever seen one.

In the choir loft said...

Anon 1:35 - I had the same question. A lot of blue. Maybe it's for the Blessed Mother, huh? Maybe it was the Blue Army of Our Lady of Fatima?

Mary Kay said...

Dr. K, the people at Fr. Corapi's conference spanned the entire age spectrum, more like the general population than any one particular age group.