Has there ever been a Catholic Mass on the playa?

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Re: Has there ever been a Catholic Mass on the playa?

Postby theCryptofishist » Tue Oct 11, 2011 4:41 pm

I don't know. The word technically means "unmarried" so you could be screwing every woman and half the men in your--congregation is not the right word, but it's the one I'm finding in my brain--and technically still be celibate if you weren't married. Obviously, the word has changed meaning in any practical sense. And whatever words they use in Greek and Russian, it's a sure bet that those words have different histories and nuances.
I think I know that to be a Patriarch you have to be celibate. Maybe I should look at wikipedia and learn a little more about the orthodox church.
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Re: Has there ever been a Catholic Mass on the playa?

Postby theCryptofishist » Tue Oct 11, 2011 4:46 pm

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Re: Has there ever been a Catholic Mass on the playa?

Postby Elderberry » Tue Oct 11, 2011 4:47 pm

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Re: Has there ever been a Catholic Mass on the playa?

Postby vargaso » Wed Dec 14, 2011 3:54 pm

Reverend Billy's "performances" are pretty damn near church services, in the best sense. And he's married a few couples on the playa, too. My first year out there (2007), I caught his act out by the temple. He was doing his schtick and the line that got the biggest applause was, "...and Jesus Christ, a fellow Burner..." I actually got chills from that because he's exactly right.

I'd love to see a full-blown Catholic mass out there, they've been putting on the best shows for millennia.
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Re: Has there ever been a Catholic Mass on the playa?

Postby theCryptofishist » Wed Dec 14, 2011 9:10 pm

vargaso wrote:I'd love to see a full-blown Catholic mass out there, they've been putting on the best shows for millennia.

Ah the Auto-de-Fe...now those were burners...
And then there's the castrati.
And the little boys...

And they have the nerve to say that they are experts in human rights and dignity.
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Re: Has there ever been a Catholic Mass on the playa?

Postby Simon of the Playa » Thu Dec 15, 2011 8:08 am

vargaso wrote:...and Jesus Christ, a fellow Burner..." I actually got chills from that because he's exactly right.




um, Jesus Sucks.


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Re: Has there ever been a Catholic Mass on the playa?

Postby FIGJAM » Thu Dec 15, 2011 8:21 am

Maybe a mass of catholics.
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Re: Has there ever been a Catholic Mass on the playa?

Postby vargaso » Wed Jan 04, 2012 4:50 pm

Simon of the Playa wrote:
vargaso wrote:...and Jesus Christ, a fellow Burner..." I actually got chills from that because he's exactly right.




um, Jesus Sucks.


please, do not taint The Man by implying that piece of horse shit was a burner.

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Re: Has there ever been a Catholic Mass on the playa?

Postby unjonharley » Wed Jan 04, 2012 5:02 pm

Then after the mass they will let us watch the humping of the alter boys..
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Re: Has there ever been a Catholic Mass on the playa?

Postby Ugly Dougly » Wed Jan 04, 2012 5:18 pm

jcliff wrote:I'm just curious. Please don't let my question devolve into a space for Catholic vitriol.

Good luck with that.
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Re: Has there ever been a Catholic Mass on the playa?

Postby littleflower » Wed Jul 02, 2014 7:18 pm

sigh ... the usual ....

it drives me crazy, how people love surface salaciousness ..... even the brilliant ones, if it serves their purpose.

I hear there IS a catholic camp, and would love to hear more. please PM me if you know something, and do NOT post where the haters will find it ... they are so damn good at snark (to my reluctant delight. :twisted: )
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Re: Has there ever been a Catholic Mass on the playa?

Postby BBadger » Wed Jul 02, 2014 7:24 pm

Maybe in another two and a half years someone will respond to your request.
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Re: Has there ever been a Catholic Mass on the playa?

Postby bluemiragemi » Mon Jul 07, 2014 8:21 am

As a "cultural Catholic" since both sides of my family are/I grew up in it/I am no longer Catholic and I'd consider myself spiritual/Buddhist/Yoga practices at this point...I think the answer to your question lies in what people already responded with an addition.

to be a Catholic Mass, it HAS to occur inside of a Catholic Church. Catholic Churches are not temporary structures...so, this feat is impossible in BRC's current form.
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Re: Has there ever been a Catholic Mass on the playa?

Postby Meat Hunter » Mon Jul 07, 2014 9:02 am

Never say never....

I have attended many a Catholic mass on the battlefield where the priest used a 55 gal. drum, the hood of a jeep or a stack of ammunition boxes as the alter and these we were located a long-long way from a sanctified church.
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Re: Has there ever been a Catholic Mass on the playa?

Postby Christian The Jew » Mon Jul 07, 2014 10:40 am

Meat Hunter wrote:Never say never....

I have attended many a Catholic mass on the battlefield where the priest used a 55 gal. drum, the hood of a jeep or a stack of ammunition boxes as the alter and these we were located a long-long way from a sanctified church.


You sound like you were fighting in the hell torn jungles of Vietnam in '69.
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Re: Has there ever been a Catholic Mass on the playa?

Postby Meat Hunter » Mon Jul 07, 2014 10:42 am

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Re: Has there ever been a Catholic Mass on the playa?

Postby FIGJAM » Mon Jul 07, 2014 10:44 am

Yikes!!!!

I'm glad you made it out. 8)
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Re: Has there ever been a Catholic Mass on the playa?

Postby bluemiragemi » Mon Jul 07, 2014 11:12 am

Eeeeeeep, okay, um good point re: battlefield <3

But I doubt BRC qualifies? :)
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Re: Has there ever been a Catholic Mass on the playa?

Postby Meat Hunter » Mon Jul 07, 2014 11:59 am

All one would need would be: One priest and one hung over possible convert.
Well, you would not even need the hung over possible convert; just a priest and a dusty piece of outdoor art to serve as the alter, some homemade wine and a piece of yesterdays pizza crust.

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Re: Has there ever been a Catholic Mass on the playa?

Postby Eric » Mon Jul 07, 2014 12:58 pm

bluemiragemi wrote:Eeeeeeep, okay, um good point re: battlefield <3

But I doubt BRC qualifies? :)


Anywhere lacking a sanctified church qualifies:
Catholic Exchange wrote:In general, the Church’s assumption is that while Mass should be celebrated in the most reverent environment possible, it is often better to celebrate it in a less ideal place than not to celebrate it at all.
[snip]
A missionary priest might travel hundreds of miles to a remote village, where he celebrates the liturgy in the back of his pickup truck, if no better option is available! Along similar lines, Masses must necessarily be offered in makeshift places in those areas where the Church is being persecuted (think communist China) or is simply forbidden to exist (like Saudi Arabia).


Meat Hunter is correct, all you need is the priest. Everything else is optional.

(No, I'm not a Catholic, but I study theology as a hobby and am wicked good with the googlebox. The website referenced above has links to the relevant sections of Vatican II’s Dogmatic Constitution on the Church)
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Re: Has there ever been a Catholic Mass on the playa?

Postby Mr Reezla » Tue Mar 31, 2015 4:31 am

I visited the twistine chapel last year and they built a confession box a couple of years ago but some of the confessions were too twisted and they freaked out the "priest".....
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