Skip to comments.[Cardinal] Tagle Tells Priests: Don’t Say ‘Good Morning’ During Mass
Posted on 06/26/2014 6:12:55 AM PDT by marshmallow
Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle asked priests to do away with their habit of greeting their parishioners good morning during Mass, saying the expression the Lord be with you is already sufficient.
With all due respect, my brother-priests, I do not see the need for saying good morning and similar greetings when Gods real presence in the Holy Eucharist alone suffices, he said in an article posted on the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) website.
Is not the expression The Lord be with you more than enough? added Tagle.
(Excerpt) Read more at ph.news.yahoo.com ...
We have an order of Mass for a reason.
If you want to gladhand people, have a coffee hour after Mass.
Thank you. You don’t have to like people to be a christian.
"Take your wafer and get out."
I agree wideawake.
Faith of Our Fathers ping
The world slides into immorality and this is what a Cardinal is worried about?
perhaps there is no "need," but truly, is it offensive? i remember a few years ago, i was at a Good Friday service in the late morning... a gal walked in very quietly, late... i think she was on a work break... she found a seat and the priest noticed her... he said, quite sternly, "you're late!" and then i think he realized how he came across and very kindly said, "you may have a seat."
when the service was over, and my two young sons and i were driving home, my youngest son, out of the blue, said, "you're late!" and my older son said, "you may have a seat." and then we all started laughing...
now when any of us is late, we go through this whole routine... "you're late! you may have a seat." :)
That’s a nasty thing to say, Alex.
He doesn’t know any better, bless his heart (in the Southern sense of the expression).
I know this isn't the Cardinal's point, but wouldn't it be great if, "The Lord be with you," or "The peace of Christ!" were standard greetings, rather than, "Good morning," or "Hey!"
"Viva Cristo Rey!" "Que viva!"
Baiting is his thing. That’s literally all he does.
Alex, you’re more and more revealing a darkside to your spirit. Hate will eat you up from the inside out, Alex.
Well, my old roomate, who has half Greek said that on Easter, the greeting is “He is risen!”. Not ‘happy Easter’. And you say it when you answer the phone or see people you know.
Read the very short article folks.
Just say “How are you?” and don’t listen for an answer and don’t give one.
If this Cardinal were focused, he would speak on only one topic at a time, one per month, unlike say giving a speech where you talk about a lot of interesting things and the media picks up on one or none of them. Damn fool.
A statement that says far more about Calvinism than it does about Catholicism.
Funny story by the way. :)
I may like the person I'm standing next to at Mass very much - but there is a time for small talk and Mass is not that time.
The celebrant may have a winning personality, but his personality is completely irrelevant to the Mass.
More like, "The world slides into immorality and this is what the press slices out with with its exacto knife and makes a headline out of for transmission around the world..."
If you go to the source of this quoted fragment, it's neither on the homepage of the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) website, nor on the official Documents and Statements page--- which makes me think it might have been a fairly incidental remark, not the topic of some Filipino Summa Theologica.
Take a good look at what the Filipino bishops ARE talking about.
But the media gets to define what's newsworthy,right?
On the substance of his quoted remarks, I must say "good for him." It's not that there's anything "intrinsically wrong" about saying "Good morning" at the start of Mass, it's just that it's so vapid.
It's like a Marine Corps Flag Ceremony starting with the words "Hi, there, folks." There's a place for "Good morning" and "Hi there, folks and it's not at the beginning of a solemn observance.