Yeah, but the "form of the ritual" can inspire people. You probably don't go to the church for which this is planned, but I'd bet the line is pretty long at the confessional in that church before Mass.
I don't know how old you are, but once upon a time, there were two confession times per Saturday, and about 15 minutes of Confession before every Mass. People went a lot because if they went to Mass, the opportunity was there.
Plus, you didn't have the clergy telling you that going more than once a year was excessive (which I heard in CA).
posted on 01/13/2007 4:13:09 PM PST
I am too young (45) to remember the "good old days", and I can understand that the Tridentine Mass has a mystique about it that can inspire people. It also has a uniquely Catholic feeling to it, which does not happen with the "Novus Ordo", or whatever you want to call our current form. Our priests routinely remind people of the benefits, even the need for confession; it all falls on deaf ears.
posted on 01/13/2007 4:22:35 PM PST
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