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 Post subject: Liturgicl Dance in Hawaii
PostPosted: Tue Jun 16, 2009 6:30 am 
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I've heard a rumor that on another board, of course I wouldn't exactly know about this , you understand but on this other board that I heard about there is a discussion about liturgical dance in Hawaiian Masses.
Pehaps one of our Hawaiian natives can tell me what type of hula is normally seen at mass if any.

I've read this, which makes it seem that it is not really pemitted during Mass-

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Hula liturgies in Honolulu
The issue of dance in Catholic Liturgy came to a head in Hawaii two years ago. The Church in Hawaii seems to have tolerated dance in Liturgy for some time. A January 9, 1999 story on NandoNet (NandoNet is no longer online), an electronic news service, claimed that:

The dance [hula] has now been performed during all types of church services, including First Communion, weddings and funerals, by both men and women. It was even performed at [Bishop Francis X.] DiLorenzo's installation as bishop in 1994.12


A February 1998 article in the Honolulu Star-Bulletin described a meeting of the 40-year-old Sacred Dance Guild at Chaminade University, a Catholic college in Hawaii. The article featured Brazilian santeria dancers explaining how dancers seek to get in touch with orishas (pagan gods), and an "Afro-Caribbean" dancer explaining, "People dance to get themselves into a trance. With movement and drumming, you can connect with that part of the goddess in yourself. That is my connection, finding the places where we resonate with those deities. Part of the quest is self-realization."

One participant in this New Age smorgasbord, according to the article, was Marianist Brother Dennis Schmitz, who said that "we have some form of liturgical movement every week" at the Sunday Mass at the campus chapel. The article added that "the Rev. Mario Pariante, St. Louis High School President, participates."12

In 1997, however, a Maui woman complained to her bishop, and then to the Vatican, when she was offended by a hula performance during Mass, apparently a regular occurrence.

The complaint resulted in a ruling from the CDW reiterating the ban on dance in Liturgy. The incident received sensationalized coverage from the Hawaiian press, which spun it as an example of authoritarian Rome clamping down on local spiritual traditions. Articles likened the Vatican's ban on dance to the suppression of Hawaiian native traditions by Yankee missionaries in the 1820s.


http://www.adoremus.org/3-00-MurrayDance.html

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 Post subject: Re: Liturgicl Dance in Hawaii
PostPosted: Thu Jul 09, 2009 7:58 am 
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