Over at the The Deacon’s Bench, Deacon Greg has linked a video of a Holy Thursday celebration led by an intermittently famous Catholic priest from Chicago. It is, um, interesting.
Now I know that some think that the only cure for such things is a swift whack in the head with the IGMR or CIC. But let’s pretend for a moment that we want to actually persuade this priest that this is not the best way to celebrate the Eucharist on Holy Thursday — or ever. What would you say? What arguments would you make for why this is wrong, other than pointing out the 1024 rubrics it violates? What important thing about the nature of Holy Thursday or the Eucharist or liturgy in general does this approach miss?
Of course, some might think that this approach is just fine, and wish that more Masses were like this. You should feel free to make your arguments as well.