What the Church teaches:

71. The use of automatic instruments and machines, such as the automatic organ, phonograph, radio, tape or wire recorders, and other similar machines, is absolutely forbidden in liturgical functions and private devotions, whether they are held inside or outside the church, even if these machines be used only to transmit sermons or sacred music, or to substitute for the singing of the choir or faithful, or even just to support it.

Musica Sacra: Instruction on Sacred Music and Sacred Liturgy, Sacred Congregation for Rites, 3 September 1958

What the Archdiocese of Cincinnati does:

Show the video. Show the 2015 CMA video at Masses, meetings and other appropriate opportunities. It’s a powerful method of conveying the importance of the CMA ministries.

— 2015 Catholic Ministries Appeal (CMA) Parish Guide of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati

FWIW, this post should not be construed in any way as a criticism of the priests of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati who “show the video” at the request of their bishop or his staff.

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