Translation: Chill-out traditional Catholics!
About Fr. Longenecker - a former Evangelical, then an Anglican priest, now a Catholic priest.
They believe if the write about it enough people will believe it making it come true. Liturgical delusion on the part of the press. What they have is an orthodox and therefore conservative Pope...and they cannot face it. So they make stories based on what they want, not upon facts that “are”... Thinking if they keep writing otherwise their wish will come true.
Excellent commentary, thanks.
We’ve gone a long way since “Lumen Christi” was exclusively done by the nuns of the Fransiscan order of my parish school Immaculate Conception, in the Bridgeport neighborhood of Chicago (now closed).The light of Christ pascal candle lighting services were done on early Holy Saturday morns during Holy Week. Cuminating the lenten observation following Holy Thursday and Good Friday services.
The nuns were supplemeted by the childrens and then the adult choir both of which I participated in. Services I add here when and where we were invited and always lightly attended. Then the explosion on Easter Sunday .
On then to the cross mix of latin sung by the mens choir in poly chant where we rehearsed relentlessly and congregational responses in Emglish for Holy Week services during the begining of the “changes” at another newly constructed parish church on the southwest side of Chicago.
To where we’re at now. Reconstucted hymns many using folk song melodys affixed to complicated lyrics or to the few traditional hymns with changed lyrics unfamiliar to both the congregation and choir. Some 300 that are packed is the diocease missalette. Church organists are in the habit of picking out new hymns to be sung by the congregation led by the choir at every mass. That practice is not only degrading to the services but discouraging to participants..
Good article, although I could have done without the last statement.
No exaggeration, we really have them.
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