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Wednesday, December 06, 2006

The Barney Mass

Via Rod Dreher's blog, this video of a priest dressing up as Barney during Mass is making the rounds and I am interested in the response of others to it. Apparently this priest dresses up in costume every Halloween -- the script on the video implies that it has been happening for seven years and the priest talks about being dressed up as a six-foot pumpkin one year. It seems to me that this is all out of line.

On the other hand, you get a sense that the person who put this video together has an axe to grind and seems to have a certain masochistic view of Christianity. Or perhaps this is a person who has undergone deep suffering and does not feel like this particular priest is emotionally capable of dealing with it.

Anyway, I'd be interested in your responses.

By the way, for any of you who think that becoming Catholic will somehow insulate you from versions of theological Liberalism, I think this video serves as a nice reminder that a certain amount of theological unseriousness exists throughout the church...