Photographer At My Traditional ICKSP Mass -Should I have Kiilled Him?
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(03-30-2010, 10:29 PM)poetcomic1 Wrote:    No. It is NOT 'alright' to 'discreetly' photograph people very intimately at prayer.  It is a violation
of one's modesty, one's privacy and of basic human dignity.  Telephoto lens or not.  It is an invasion
of one's 'sacred space'.  I am a Jewish convert to traditional Catholicism and let me tell you at the most
vulgar modern 'Reform Temple'  a professional photographer taking pictures of strangers praying would
be escorted out.  I am shocked to see it tolerated in my beloved Latin Mass cathedral.

I think your intuition is a good one and there's deffinitely something to it, it's just that we havne't had rules for such a long time and so many children nowadays grow up without fathers and so forth, hence, it's personal preference over social conformity and seemliness.
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#32
I don't understand this indulgence of photographers at special events.... One can see photographers, dressed in sloppy clothes walking up and down the sanctuaries taking photos as if they have a right to be there. Especially during marriage ceremonies and other events.
They should not be allowed in sanctuaries and only allowed photos at designated moments.
If i were a pastor of a Church I would establish rules for this...
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(03-31-2010, 02:09 AM)winoblue1 Wrote: I don't understand this indulgence of photographers at special events.... One can see photographers, dressed in sloppy clothes walking up and down the sanctuaries taking photos as if they have a right to be there. Especially during marriage ceremonies and other events.
They should not be allowed in sanctuaries and only allowed photos at designated moments.
If i were a pastor of a Church I would establish rules for this...

One SSPX pastor who I know and admire banned photographers during wedding Masses and gives them 15 minutes in the church afterwards, closely supervised, not in the sanctuary.  I'm not sure what his take was on video, but usually they want to work from the choir loft or other out-of-the-way places so it's usually not as intrusive.
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#34
(03-30-2010, 10:35 PM)The_Harlequin_King Wrote: Eh. There are lots of photos of pre-Vatican II popes in deep prayer, and to my knowledge, no one had a problem with it.

Maybe you're just Judaizing.

Maybe your knowledge is incomplete. 

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#35
(03-30-2010, 12:10 PM)poetcomic1 Wrote:   My goodness!  I was being facetious!  I would not have 'killed' him, or even said anything.  You must understand that when one is collecting oneself for communion, to open my eyes into this camera focusing on my face it is a bit shocking. I'm a very private person and the essence of the traditional mass is an intimacy beyond comprehension.  It was just a bit shocking.  Discreet photography of the Mass itself or of the congregation as a whole is fine, I'm talking about this fellow bouncing around the pews at the most sacred moment of the service looking for 'artistic' shots of individual people praying. 

This is similar to my reaction on seeing people taking pictures at a TLM.  It was a sort of shocked thought of "But that is a Novus Ordo thing!"  As I thought  I realized there isn't any real reason for saying that, but photography just seems so incompatible with the the reverence and intimacy of the traditional Mass.  I do understand why people would want to share the beauty of the Mass by using pictures but, in that case, it is very important that the photographers be discreet.  Distracting worshippers is just wrong.
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#36
(04-04-2010, 03:09 PM)JayneK Wrote: Maybe your knowledge is incomplete. 

Impossible. I know all.
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#37
(03-28-2010, 06:16 PM)In nomine Patris Wrote: Yeah kill him. Make sure you do so in front of many witnesses and preferably with a police officer present to witness the whole thing. That way you will be sure to recieve the proper credit for it.

WIN!
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