Many Catholics are indulging in “liturgy shaming” as a response to “liturgical abuse.” That is, they are taking to the internet to mock and criticize priests whose liturgical innovations go beyond the pale (e.g., clown masses, Cheesehead liturgies, priests presiding while riding hoverboards or bicycles). Such services are being called “liturgical abuse,” on the grounds that they violate the solemnity of the mass and harm Christians in need of true worship.
Some Catholics are saying that liturgy shaming is a good thing, while others are saying that it is a bad thing. What do you think? Is any of this going on in Protestant circles? In Lutheran circles? Should it?
Read about the phenomenon and the controversy it has stirred up after the jump.