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German Bishop Wants More "Pub Liturgies" (Video)

Aachen Bishop Helmut Dieser, Germany, participated at a January 13 “pub liturgy.” Gloria.tv publishes below a clip documenting the event (German).

The “pub liturgy” was a trivialized catechesis without ceremony or liturgical vestments. There were hardly any prayers.

The animators of the liturgy stood behind the counter, randomly talking about humanitarianism. The audience drank beer singing to schlager tunes. At a point the lyrics said: „Whether you are Christian or Muslim, black or red, there is a life after death.”

A technically well done comic clip explained that the tax collector Levi organized for Jesus a “giant hang-out super party.” It peaks out when Levi donates to Jesus a pair of jeans.

After 30 minutes Bishops Dieser called the shallow entertainment a “great initiative” which was “appealing” and “genuine.” It is to be feared that precisely the latter is true.

Excited about the mediocrity of the event, Dieser added: “Keep it up, more of it.”

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allan500
Crazy beer-fest.
Dumb as a certain bishop i know lol
aderito
Please take the Gospel seriously
GTVisrockin likes this.
@tatd817 The diocese called it "liturgy".
tatd817
This is not liturgy, but more like young adult ministry in the US. It's called "theology on tap". Many dioceses are still doing TOT to reach out to the young Church, where they're at.
Jungerheld likes this.
...evangelization "new in method". As with so many activities, it can go well or horribly wrong, mostly hinged on the holiness of the speaker and/or organizer(s). I can see it could potentially be a good opportunity for someone to bring someone questioning the faith or needing to be reconciled to the Church. But if they show up for a pint and are told, "Who am I to judge?" then I would run for …More
...evangelization "new in method". As with so many activities, it can go well or horribly wrong, mostly hinged on the holiness of the speaker and/or organizer(s). I can see it could potentially be a good opportunity for someone to bring someone questioning the faith or needing to be reconciled to the Church. But if they show up for a pint and are told, "Who am I to judge?" then I would run for the nearest exit rather than be guilty by association.
It always makes churches look like they're just money making institutions when they're afraid to shed stubborn unbelievers in their midst because it might impact their numbers and bottom line.