A priest in the Philippines has been suspended after video of the father riding a hoverboard during Christmas Eve mass hit social media and caught the attention of the Diocese of San Pablo.
“That was wrong,” the Diocese of San Pablo, Laguna, said in a statement Tuesday.
“The Eucharist demands utmost respect and reverence. It is the Memorial of the Lord’s Sacrifice. It is the source and summit of Christian life,” the Diocese of San Pablo said.
Referring to the Mass, the diocese continued: “It is the Church’s highest form of worship. Consequently, it is not a personal celebration where one can capriciously introduce something to get the attention of the people.”
[…]…The Diocese of San Pablo added, “The priest said that it was a wake up call for him; he acknowledged that his action was not right and promised that it will not happen again.”
Perhaps it’s for the best; hoverboards, in addition to apparently being somewhat controversial within the Catholic Church, are also fairly dangerous.
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