This man centered (excuse me, woman centered) pagan ceremony was not done in the House of God.
That is why they had a female speaker. But all the other excesses could easily have happened during an N.O. Mass.
I live in Los Angeles and the style of presentation of this was very big-budget cheese, very L.A., very Disney. Though purportedly Catholic, it was really just another multi-culti, multimedia event such as you'd see at Royce Hall at UCLA.
I wonder what the people who attended were thinking. I wonder what Novus Ordo Catholics in general are thinking. You know some of them have to be silently suffering but are trying to be obedient. Yet at a certain point, after decades of this, it has to rub off on you.
Sometimes I meet Novus Ordo Catholics and it really does feel, at least to me, like I'm meeting someone from another religion entirely. You know the ones -- for them everything is feel-good and self-worship. They are probably completely unaware of Biblical history or secular history, probably know next to nothing about the saints, and are patriotic as long as they're well off, not caring much about what's happening in the world today. They lack an apocalyptic sense, a sense of the signs of the times. They don't feel any urgency due to the horrible things happening in the Church, because they don't see these things as horrible. They just think America is going to keep going on forever being Number One and that they are special and blessed.
They come off exactly like modern American Protestants. Yet on the Internet I have read posts of those still in Novus Ordo who are, thankfully, still semi-recognizable as Catholics. If they say one thing that is Catholic-sounding, like they mention a mortal sin, you start to believe they aren't completely clueless. Then they will say something like "I can't have a large family, I only have a three-bedroom house" and it's just
Seriously, America and Catholicism are practically antithetical. The way people think here is just twisted, even the way the best people think is not quite right, not quite Catholic. This is now true for almost the whole world, due to Americanization. There is that sense of entitlement and of trying to make God fit their lifestyles rather than the other way around. No one wants to really stand out and be different; but to be a Catholic in these times you have to be different. I have met a couple Catholics though who have the right "feel" to them, who I can breathe around, who are on my wavelength.
As you said, PartyIsOver, there's not much else for God to do but press the reset button. I know He doesn't need me to tell him that, or to hurry Him up, but...