Google and you’ll find several reports of a priest in the Phillipines doing the same stunt in December–of 2015, three years ago, and being disciplined for same. So now another priest is doing the same?
And we wonder how certain -ahem–practices creep into Catholic liturgy when we see that apparently even when there’s easily accessible information that something is not right, that people will just do it anyway.
A priest who is ‘hip’ enough to play with lightsabers and hoverboards one would think would be hip enough to have known about the previous case which was extensively covered by the media, FB, You Tube, etc.
Hopefully the same consequences will occur in this case, and maybe, just maybe, it will keep another would-be Father I’m-so-cool-and-hip from doing this at another Mass for another Christmas. . .