Saturday, July 07, 2007

Holy Father removes restrictions on Latin Mass while stressing no change to Vatican II.

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Renee said...

What no more passing out cola and pretzels at Mass?

Anonymous said...

Let's hope that we've heard the last of Peter, Paul and Mary at Mass as well or other folksy type music. I love folk music. But it doesn't belong in the liturgy.

Paul Anthony Melanson said...

Thank you Renee and Brian for your thoughts. While I have never personally witnessed cola and pretzels at Holy Mass, I have heard of this being done. I have experienced banal guitar music at Mass however.

Once, while preparing for Mass at Our Lady of the Lake in Leominster, Massachusetts, a layman yelled out to his friend across the Church (at the top of his lungs): "John, you want to go for a beer?" This in front of the tabernacle.

Says it all doesn't it? Reverence is a forgotten virtue in our entertainment-soaked society. All the more tragic since reverence is the mother of all the other virtues.

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