Here are some excerpts from the script:
|JUST SAY NO|
Twelve men having their feet washed by the bishop becomes a serious rite, one with meaning, symbolism, and significance. It becomes a mystical experience for all concerned. It is not “cute”, and it was never intended to be.
There are six instituted acolytes at the Cathedral; there's one deacon; there's the pastor; that makes 8 men. The leader of the choir ("folk group") could be added, along with the parish's Grand Knight, and/or other active lay MEN. What an impressive sight to see the acolytes vested, serving at the Mass and having their feet washed as well.
Michael Voris reminds us in the Vortex:
To the Apostolic Administrator (and other pastors of souls), I might point out that, in the interest of: a) "pastoral prudence", "evangelical charity" and avoiding "divisiveness" (and all those other buzzwords bishops are wont to bandy about); and b) fulfilling the promise of obedience to the Holy Father he made on the day of his own episcopal ordination (not to mention Vatican II's Sacrosanctum Concilium n. 22 and Canon 838); it would behoove him to do what the Church obviously intends. Anything else merely demonstrates that he thinks he is the master and not the servant of the Sacred Liturgy – that it is his personal plaything, to be made and shaped according to his personal whims.
Michael Voris asserts: