The Golden Calf Experiment|
The Liturgical Revolution in Action
By Kathleen Willet Redle, M.F.A.
Part Three - Dancing Up a Storm
Two visual examples of the totally pagan rituals that have replaced the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. To the left is the 2002 liturgical dancers at the Los Angeles Youth Day 2002 in Anaheim with the blessing of Cardinal Roger Mahony as celebrant; and to the right above is a liturgical dance performance in bare feet, not during a Mass but illegally done in the sanctuary at St. Sebastian's in Akron, Cleveland Diocese with the blessing of Bishop Anthony Pilla.
Editor's Note: We are pleased to present a comprehensive expose of the liturgical revolution which the author, Kathleen Willet Redle, called "The Golden Calf Dancers." We have changed the title to "The Golden Calf Experiment" for dancing is merely a component of the experiment and that the entire bent is towards taking away attention from the One True God - Three Persons in the Blessed Trinity - Who alone must be worshipped. Many false idols today pose a threat and Kathleen shows here another insidious agenda that further corroborates that very fact in her multi-part essay. Today she presents part three in which she delves into the pagan practice of dancing, often suggestive, that has slithered into the sanctuary in the guise of "liturgical dance." Kathleen exposes it for what it is and the hierarchs and lay people responsible for unloosing the serpents of serendipity.
"The infrangible truth is that only Christ can bring true peace on earth if his social Kingship is restored- otherwise wars and rumors of wars will continue."
Dietrich von Hildebrand lamented over the changes after Vatican II, that "the Holy Bride had been desecrated", and his widow Alice added that, "he was referring to the'abomination of desolation' of which the prophet Daniel speaks."( See "Present at the Demolition," Latin Mass Magazine Summer 2001). Dr. Hildebrand opposed the changes in the Roman Rite as is evidenced by his statements, "Truly if one of the devils in C.S. Lewis Screwtape letters had been entrusted with the ruin of the liturgy he could not have done it better".....(The Devastated Vineyard), then in Satan at Work p. 26 Hildebrand wrote, "with the new Children's Mass, issued by the evil spirit of the liturgical reform, Archbishop Bugnini, that the victory of collectivism, naturalism, and horizontalism comes drastically to the fore."
Dr. Hildebrand further stated in a sharp criticism of Fr. John Hardon's Catechism, "We are obliged by no article of faith, by no principle of loyalty, to affirm that the new liturgy constitutes progress. If indeed we are to obey such administrative changes in the liturgy, as long as they do not conflict with our conscience, we are in no way obliged to approve of them...It behooves us to ask whether the decisive changes in the rite of Mass are not rather due to ecumenism than to any genuine development of doctrine. The outstanding German theologian George May, ... pointed out that no one can overlook the Protestantization of the liturgy. The architects of Church policy have tried to eliminate everything that might possibly separate us from the Protestants." (See von Hildebrand’s a "Word of Caution" published originally in The Remnant and found on www.fatima.org/librarycr44pg18.htm. History shows us that the implementation of ecumenical services and the New Mass ( a creation of the freemason- Bugnini and six protestant minister "advisors") was imposed on Catholics over the past 35 years while the old Latin Mass was unjustly suppressed. Why were "liturgical time bombs" used to demolish the old Mass?
What else can the liturgical demolition team (ICEL) top off their New Mass, entertainment gamble with? Why of course they must bring on the "fancy dancing" girls onboard what resembles a bizarre Hieronymus Bosch painting such as Garden of Earthly Delights or Ship of Fools, creating "show" boat entertainment. The old Barque of Peter needed to be updated so they replaced it with a river boat replete with gambling and show-girls. The gamble these Hegelian dialectic theologians, Bishops and liturgists had was that if they retain enough of the old religion in Catholic parishes around the world (such as keeping some of the statuary and architecture as window dressings) and they put enough of the new pluralistic, humanistic religion to please all cultures and political institutions like Herod did in his day, then they could merge the two together into their clever humanistic plan of a gnostic One-World Church (to accompany their one-world government); all part of the New Order which Pope Saint Pius X predicted in his encyclical "Our Apostolic Mandate" in 1910 sec 40
"...the limpid and impetuous stream, has been harnessed in its course by the modern enemies of the Church and is now more than a miserable affluent of the great movement of apostasy being organized in every country for the establishment of a One-World Church which shall have neither dogmas nor hierarchy: neither discipline for the mind, nor curb for the passions: and which, under the pretext of freedom and human dignity, would bring back to the world the reign of legalized cunning and force, and the oppression of the weak and of those who toil and suffer."
This attempt to synthesize all religions was demonstrated during the blasphemous interfaith Teilardian/U.N. inspired Conference named, "The Present of Man- Future of God: The Place of Sanctuaries in the Relation to the Sacred" in Fatima, Portugal 10-12, Oct 2003, where representatives from world religions including Buddhist, Islam, Hindu, Orthodox, Anglican gave testimony to "sanctuary" in their traditions. The Church Militant was surrendered, so that conciliar ecclesiastical "experts" can study and dialogue with non Catholic traditions to amalgamate a religious synthesis for the goal of world peace. Dietrich von Hildebrand prophetically wrote of Churchmen "to prefer communion [unity] to faith, thus, peace implicitly becomes the highest value." (Conversion to Catholicism is no longer necessary in this plan, thus missionary work is replaced by social justice i.e. U.N. joint projects.)
During this conference a Catholic Youth Movement youngster ( quoted to Cardinal Patriarch of Lisbon Jose de Cruz Policarpo from a book of Sr. Lucy Calls from the Message of Fatima, where she admirably explains God’s First Commandment, the Cardinal responded: "Sister Lucy is no longer a point of reference today since we have such a good one in the Second Vatican Council". When another young person quoted the prophet Isaiah fulminating against the ‘mute dogs’ (Is. 56:10) and asked the Patriarch to comment, he responded: "The prophet Isaiah took responsibility for it." And to dodge another question , he answered, "As for me, I prefer to use the language of MEN." We can see the man-centered approach instead of Joshua's God-Centered approach, " As for me and my household we will serve the Lord." For more on this interfaith Fatima scandal see John Vennari's first-hand report More News on the Interfaith Program at Fatima
The Catholic youth was too pre Vatican II for the Cardinal.
So the ten commandments and Our Blessed Mothers appearance at Fatima is replaced by a "pastoral" Vat II? How "pastoral" was such a council to reign in a storm?
Many prelates probably do not know that they have lost the faith to gain the "world" -they are as Sr. Lucy said under a diabolical disorientation- and if Sr. Lucy started using this phrase in the 1950's when the Church seemed like a bulwark then it applies even more so today when she is being assailed from within and without. Perhaps the laity deserves what we get because we have not as Mary requested "repented and bettered ourselves". How many Catholics think and act like abortion, contraception, cohabitation, and divorce and remarriage is OK? Satan’s smoke is getting thicker and its getting harder to breath.
Liturgical dance locks in tightly with an occult agenda. If one goes to google.com on the Internet and types in liturgical dance and any of the following -Satanism, Wicca, Sophia, and Rosicrucianism and Catholic youth, literally hundreds of hits come up. We see an explosion of this neo pagan religious dancing. Furthermore, it is a big moneymaker with little regulation. Who is going to decide what costumes to wear during these "liturgical dance performances"?
The average Catholic in the pew does not understand what is occurring. They have been taught to obey authority not understanding Saint Thomas Aquinas or Saint Paul that we must obey God before men if men are in error. When those in the top are in error they are behaving as private theologians as did Pope John XXII when he denied the beatific vision during his pontificate for which he recanted on his deathbed. Even St. Paul refuted St. Peter to his face. Now the only thing these new and allegedly improved liturgical Herod’s needed was to bring in Salome and give up over half of their Kingdom for her profane dances at Mass. Here is where the liberals and feminists who push for liturgical dance come in.
You will see that liturgical dancer Sr. Ann McNeil is displayed on the USCCB web site along with cosmic painter Sr. Blance Gallagher who paints with the "cosmic vision" of Teilhard de Chardin. Why do the Bishops conferences court the feminists??
So the Ad Hoc committee of the USCCB this past summer brought in Kathy Mihelick’s paper under the tutelage of Cleveland's Bishop Anthony Pilla and Fr. J. Glen Murray S.J. This Jesuit has been seen by this author accompanied by scantily clad liturgical dancers in black skimpy costumes dancing with their smoking bowls of incense during a children’s grade school Mass in the Cleveland Diocese. Lay people are also promoting liturgical dance as seen with Michael Mansfield a "kinesthetic" dancer who is billed as a "GLBTQ (Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgendered Queer) & "AIDS" activist and works for Matthew Fox the ex-Catholic priest, now episcopalian New Age whacko and "creation spirituality" guru of the University of Creation Spirituality in Naropa University in Oakland, California Campus. Mr. Mansfield according to Michael Inman’s web page gives liturgical dance workshop mixed with liberal theology in Louisville, Kentucky catechetical leadership conferences and all over the world. Proof is in the putrid pudding at Page 1-3. He teaches "catechetical and faith initiation programs at Pascal Baylon to children of ages 3-18; again for evidence see Page 9 of 11. The New Religion goes hand in hand with a liberal new "unofficial" morality (which indulgent Rome does not lift a finger to discipline) and the promulgation of neo- modernist catechesis in Catholic (?) elementary, secondary and college education, if you can call it that. This is why diocesan chanceries around the world throw away money to support "gay" outreach groups such as "Dignity" and NADGLAM and "sex ed" for young people. Is anyone surprised that Cardinal Bernard Law and the rest of the Boston hierarchy in cahoots with Cardinal Roger Mahony and his 'band of brothers' all nodded nicely and passed between them one of the founding members of NAMBLA - Fr. Paul Shanley.
"Anything goes" in the sensual, "community celebrating," New Age church: including contraception, abortion, Transgendered, homosexual relationships, divorce with remarriage while receiving "communion" in the hand and "gay Masses," without people feeling guilty, so no need for the sacrament of penance. Therefore, the Conciliar church must coordinate a new sensualized ritual-i.e. "liturgical dance," thus stressing a narcissism of "movement and feeling." Herod must have Salome in order for his continued "feel good/god"
The above mentioned gnostic attempts had to have an intellectual justification so Kathryn Mihelick, a liturgical dancer, presented her paper titled, "On the Appropriateness of Sacred Dance for Liturgical Use" to the Ad Hoc Committee in June or July of 2003 and this author read it. The conclusion from the committee was that they would not act to legalize liturgical dance until another more scholarly "exegetical, anthropological, theological" paper is done.
That is double-speak for "we like it but the public may not be ready for it just yet. Let's keep dumbing them down and soon they'll buy it all, lock, stock and barrel."
With that undaunted and most destructive mindset, undoubtedly
they will present another pro-liturgical dance paper in the very near future so this crisis is ongoing. Ms. Mihelick’s Bibliography includes Environment and Art in Catholic Worship , post Vat. II works and only one book written before 1960. On the topic of dancing (not during Mass) she uses mostly post-Conciliar research to support "liturgical dance" other than two misrepresented quotes of St. Ambrose and St. Gregory the Great - father of Gregorian Chant - who has to be in total shock looking down at this pagan aberration from above on the topic of dancing in the sanctuary both during Mass and outside of Mass. Liturgical Dance should not be called "liturgical dance" but religious dance as Notitiae II (1975) stated because it can not be done during the liturgy. This rule however, like most in today’s Conciliar Church is not enforced. Ms. Mihelick’s thesis is that it is not "fair" for the Church to use every other art form except dance at Mass. Ms. Mihelick is a dance professor at Kent State University and has been dancing illegally at Holy Family Parish in Stow for over 15 years. This author has, sadly, witnessed it. However, all of her pastors have given her permission. Anarchy in the hierarchy is thriving for the ploy of liberal priests and laity is and has been since the Council to abuse and push Rome until she caves in. Then like a permissive parent, makes legal an illegal activity which finally after 20 years of abuse now becomes a "cultural custom" which in accord with Sacrosanctum Concilium 37, 60, and Gaudium et Spes 53, 55 -59 they must make legal according to mankind’s ‘autonomy’ and Church ‘inculturation policy.’ Liberals never want to upset the sensibilities of "cultural existentialists." Everyone should just do what they want.
In my final installment on "The Golden Calf Experiment" you shall see just how far they have taken this 'experiment' and Rome's reaction. Truth be known, thanks to such timebombs in conciliar documents many in the Church have have forsaken reverence, replacing it with the Gaudy and the Spastic spectacles. Such are the fruits of Gaudium et Spes.
NEXT: Part Four Forget Reverence! Get in step with the Golden Calf!