(Above Photo: Pope Francis Washing the Feet of a Woman on Holy Thursday 2014)
Michael Voris on March 30, 2012:
"...as we advance into Holy Week beginning with Palm Sunday it's worth noting that all over the United States and many other parts of the world, the Sacrifice of the Mass which brings an official end to Lent, the Mass of the Lord's Supper, the Last Supper, Holy Thursday, will be marred by abuse in thousands and thousands of parishes. Why? Because in a tip of the hat to political correctness, or wanting to make nice nice with everyone in the parish, or to go out of the way so as not to offend anyone, at all, whatsoever, or in some cases owing to a dearth about the dignity of their own office as priest, priests all over the place will wash the feet of women and children during that part of the Mass that most of us have come to recognize each Holy Thursday evening.
...The liturgically abusive practice of washing the feet of women and sometimes children has become so institutionalized and common practice that no one pays any attention to it anymore. Nevertheless it remains a very grave abuse.