Attendence at Mass is Off....Why?
One word: ridiculous
When I see photos like the above I bust out laughing. Laughter at Holy Mass may not always be a good thing. I love a good Homily joke as well as anyone else but when the entire Mass is a combination of head-scratching and belly laughing, tell me reverance and sanctity has not gone by the wayside and I'll hit you upside the head.
By the way, the photo above is by no means the most ridiculous thing I've ever seen at Mass. I've seen priests dancing around (no, it wasn't a blognic), lay people run amok, 2 miles of deep cleavage on the Lector, kids running up the aisle with the gifts, clowns, puppets, mimes (I'm not kidding) and liturgical dancers (no, sorry, I'll never love it!)
Note: This is a crosstown post reacting to Terry's good post! Why give away my best snark in someone else's combox?