Thursday, July 17, 2008

Dancing on Thin Ice

Diogenes at Catholic World News caught the following entry from the parish bulletin at St. Francis Xavier church in New York (a Jesuit parish; 'nuff said, unfortunately):

2008 Catechetical Convocation – Archdiocese of New York
"The Word of God in the Life and Mission of the Church"
Saturday, September 27, 2008
Westchester County Center, White Plains, New York
Modern dancers, liturgical dancers, and expert dancers
in Mexican, Philippine, German and African dance
are invited to volunteer
for the Opening and Closing Prayer experiences
of the 2008 Catechetical Convocation of the Archdiocese of New York
to be held on Saturday, September 27, 2008 in White Plains, NY.

At least they acknowledge that "liturgical dancers" and "expert dancers" don't belong in the same category.


  1. Ah, "liturgical dance." The ultimate contradiction in terms.

  2. The Dance Part:

    Did Mahony put something in NY's Drinking Water?

    #2000 is Up