"Why do Traditional
Catholics reject practices like liturgical dancing?"
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Catholics primarily reject practices such as 'liturgical dancing' during Mass
because it is not appropriate for God's house or for a solemn sacrifice. Mass is
the re-presentation of Calvary and one would not expect to have found people
dancing around the cross 2,000 years ago. Furthermore, it introduces a profane
element into the church, and may even excite some persons to lust (often the
dancers are immodestly dressed). Those who argue that liturgical dancing is
biblical should take note of Michael Davies' remarks...
no part of the prescribed ritual for Jewish worship in either the Temple or the
synagogue... [Exodus 15:20] is not a liturgical dance but a spontaneous outburst
of exultation common to primitive peoples upon the destruction of their enemy,
i.e. a war dance!"
Did you know? Those wishing to avoid
II novelties such as 'liturgical dancing' may, thanks be to God, still
lawfully attend the
Traditional Latin Mass. The Traditional Latin ('Tridentine') Mass differs
from the 1960's
Novus Ordo Mass in many & significant ways (try
here for more information). To locate a Traditional Latin Mass in your area,
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