Well, I went to Mass at our Cathedral. The archbishop said Mass. It was very crowded.
No women on the altar.
Only priests distributed Communion.
Much of the music was chanted. Only the organ and a cantor was used.
Except for the under 3 year olds and the hard of hearing seniors, all was quiet.
Eucharistic Adoration before and after Mass.
Everyone genuflected. No climbing over pews for the Sign of peace. No holding hands that I could see at the Our Father, either.
Homily on renewing and enriching prayer life this Lent, the Rosary, and on the beauty of Confession.
Maybe you need to shop around for a N.O. church that more suits your tastes.
posted on 03/05/2003 12:16:03 PM PST
(Catholic and not appologizing for it.)
Don't get me wrong: this was no "clown mass" church. It was very tastefully done (although barren, like Protestant). The priest was no clown. The problem is deeper: the new mass is banal and devoid of meaning. There is no "God" there. It looks dated, a relic of the 1960s. The timless Mass is just that. Fresh as the day it was given to us by our Lord. The difference is remarkable! Even dressed up with some chant and incense and a bit of "Agnus dei" thrown in. The fact remains that the emperor has no clothes. I cannot believe I spent my entire youth in the New Church. No wonder I fell away for several years. Thank God I found the real Mass and the Faith of Ages.
posted on 03/05/2003 12:24:51 PM PST
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