LITURGY Q & A: Blessing a Motorcycle Within a Mass
Answered by Legionary of Christ Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy and dean of theology at the Regina Apostolorum university.
Q: A few weeks ago, in a Sunday Mass, the priest asked the congregation to leave the church and go outside in order to bless a motorcycle. Then he gave us the final blessing. Many people got angry. I know he can bless a motorcycle. My question is, can he do that during the holy Mass? – A.A., Luque, Paraguay
A: I would say that the priest went too far in involving the entire congregation in an evocative blessing, and it should