Kirk Franklin – Love by Resurrection Catholic Church Liturgical Dance (Montgomery, AL)

Kirk Franklin - Love by Resurrection Catholic Church Liturgical Dance (Montgomery, AL)

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Resurrection Catholic Church Liturgical Dance (Montgomery, AL)
Love by Kirk Franklin
choreographed by DeShaun Beasley
I hope you all enjoy!

36 thoughts on “Kirk Franklin – Love by Resurrection Catholic Church Liturgical Dance (Montgomery, AL)”

  1. Keep in mind, to all those defending liturgical dancing in the comments, it's not wrong because we don't like it. It's wrong because it doesn't fit with mass. You can dance to praise God, of course! But not at Mass! That's the point. Protestants don't understand this because their idea of a Church service is fundamentally different from our idea of the Mass. The Church service is just them getting together, reading the Bible, praying, and hearing s sermon (symbolic communion every so often). However, the Mass is much different. The mass is where we are mystically taken back to Christ's sacrifice on the cross. I would not dance happily before the cross where my Lord is crucified. So theologically, it's disrespectful to Jesus. Then some say Churches should accept any style of worship to let us praise God how we want. No, worship is for God, not us. We worship God how He wants us to, not how we want to worship Him. It would be like asking for someone to get you something you're interested in for your birthday, and your ten year old gets you a karate magazine when you don't care about karate. God said "do this in memory of me." Not "dance in memory of me."

  2. "Liturgical dance" is forbidden in the Roman Missal. By name. Who is the bishop of this diocese that I may contact him?

  3. I'm not Catholic but based on the comments, mass seems to be extremely symbolic. I hope all this symbolism reaches people. I hope it leads them closer to a relationship with God. I hope the spirit is still there and it's not so man made that it rings hollow.
    As for the dance, it was beautiful rendition to a song about 1 Corinthians 13 and other verses on love. And what Jesus died for was out of love, right? So…if mass is about Calvary and Jesus' death that was for the sins of the world, which he did in love, this is out of line because….? Shouldn't it bring people to reflect on that?
    Mr. Beasley, continue worshiping God through your art.

  4. If you were at cavalry, if you were before the sacred cross where Christ was dying before you whilst in tremendous pain, it would be complete and utter disrespect to do what is being shown in this video.

  5. One thing I've noticed is that these groups while Catholic are also black. I grew up in a black Protestant church and dance is apart of that culture. I know liturgical dance is approved for Africa because dance is used in African worship. What about African American tradition? Should this be done outside of Mass only?

  6. This "liturgical dancing" takes the attention away from Him, and centers it on the dancers. It's a performance. How dare we (the parishioners) change the Mass to make it more 'exciting' because we are afraid it's turning away the parishioners? The Mass is not about getting bottoms on seats like sports or concert events. The problem lies not on the format of the traditional Catholic Mass but on us parents/guardians who don't bring our kids to Mass, who don't explain the beauty of the Mass, who don't understand the Mass itself – it is re-presentation of the sacrifice of Calvary.

    Thus the Mass is a solemn celebration…a memorial service. There is room for dancing in retreats and conventions just not part of the liturgy.

  7. May god bless and open these peoples hearst in order that they turn away from this error and show christ the reverence and respect he so rightly deserves.

  8. And this is exactly what turns people away, also, I think many non catholics commenting have no idea that the mass is the mystical sacrifice of calvary, they think its on par with a protestant "service", this is the reason pope Benedict issued sommorum pontificum, so by attending a TLM, we would better know how to behave in novus ordo settings, blasphemy and sillines like this turns people away.

  9. This isn't good. This watering down of worship and divorcing Christ from the center of Mass is exactly why there is an exodus of Catholics going to Protestantism and why young people want nothing to do with the faith. It has become cheap and "fluffy" and "flowery" rather than holy and sincere and militant. This is liturgical abuse.

  10. Heretics dancing. Now this is why you novus ordo people should come back to the Traditional Latin Mass. If you don't, you are putting yours souls in danger. This isn't Catholicism, its protestantism.

  11. An Abomination!!! The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass is you and I at the foot of Calvary. Our Model of Comportment at the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass is our Blessed Mother at the foot of Calvary. CAN YOU IMAGINE OUR BLESSED MOTHER DOING THIS AT CALVARY … SACRED HEART OF JESUS, HAVE MERCY ON US … IMMACULATE HEART OF MARY PRAY FOR US!

  12. However, the same criterion and judgment cannot be applied in the western culture.
    Here dancing is tied with love, with diversion, with profaneness, with unbridling of the senses: such dancing, in general, is not pure.
    For that reason it cannot be introduced into liturgical celebrations of any kind whatever: that would be to inject into the liturgy one of the most desacralized and desacralizing elements; and so it would be equivalent to creating an atmosphere of profaneness which would easily recall to those present and to the participants in the celebration worldly places and situations.
    Neither can acceptance be had of the proposal to introduce into the liturgy the so-called artistic ballet[2] because there would be presentation here also of a spectacle at which one would assist, while in the liturgy one of the norms from which one cannot prescind is that of participation.
    Therefore, there is a great difference in cultures: what is well receieved in one culture cannot be taken on by another culture.
    The traditional reserve of the seriousness of religious worship, and of the Latin worship in particular, must never be forgotton.
    If the proposal of the religious dance in the West is really to be made welcome, care will have to be taken that in its regard a place be found outside of the liturgy, in assembly areas which are not strictly liturgical. Moreover, the priests must always be excluded from the dance.
    from –
    Congregation for the Sacraments and Divine Worship
    The following essay appeared in "Notitiae" 11 (1975) 202-205, and is labeled as a "qualified and authoritative sketch." It is the mind of the Congregation for the Sacraments and Divine Worship (presently called Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments) that this article is to be considered "an authoritative point of reference for every discussion on the matter." Therefore, it is commended for study by diocesan liturgical commissions and offices of worship. (This English translation first appeared in The Canon Law Digest, Vol. VIII, pp. 78-82).

  13. DeShaun…All glory goes to God with this dance!! I am so proud of what you have done with this ministry.  Do not allow people to deter you from the gift that God has planted within you.  Even David danced before the Lord….why aren't the people of God able to do the same??  Keep it up…you have always been amazing and you will continue to be amazing!!

  14. Beautiful. I'm not Catholic. I grew up baptist. But I strongly believe any worship powerful worship. I commend you deshaun and encourage you to continue to help others worship God in the way they see fit. I had a MAN OF GOD tell the church that some churches get do wrapped up in the rules of their church that they put those rules before the guidelines set for God's people IN THE BIBLE. Let's not get wrapped up in the laws made by the church in the name of God but honor the laws made by God in the name of God. I mean no offense to any religion by what I'm saying but hope some will step out of their church law ways and consider if it's really bad when thinking only of God's law. Deshaun I also commend you for your positive attitude towards these judgemental people. THAT to me is Christ-like and after all, isn't that what it means to be a Christian. .. Christ-like?…..

  15. This is beautiful! I am not Catholic…don't really know your beliefs, but I read some of these comments and I want to encourage you to keep praising God. Scripture says enter into his gates with thanksgiving and into His courts with praise (Ps. 100:4). Also in Psalms we learn all kinds of ways to praise Him and dance is one of them despite what our tradition or church program says. If you are not in a church that allows you to freely praise God with you talent meshed with your spiritual gift to comfort, encourage and remind the saints of the hope we have in Christ, then pray that God will direct you somewhere that will…not only you but to anyone reading this post. God bless you.  

  16. To Mary's Little Girl,

    You ought to be a ashamed of yourself. It may not be a part of your culture but the Catholic church does recognize liturgical dance as part of non western culture liturgy…check it out. Apart from this, these people work hard to put this dance together to express to God their feelings for him and for you to call it disgusting and ugly without knowing the hearts of these individuals is wrong. I can't wait for God to come again because I think most Christians which includes catholics would really get a talking to. Sometimes, I think the only thing wrong with the Catholic Church is that you guys have so many rules and/or dogma to try and stop people from being sacrilegious that you throw the baby out with the bath water and end up pushing people away who are looking for Christ.

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