"From this time, many of his disciples turned back and no longer followed him." John 6:66
Except for the tabernacle, this article describes exactly what they've been trying to do to my parish church for the past seven years.Clue: You've been in my church.
They are only seeing red because they haven't truly succeeded yet.
While on vacation I attended a "Catholic Community" that hit on most of the fourteen items and some more besides, including a 'gathering hymn' and a brief opening monologue by the priest, introducing certain members of the congregation and making a few witty remarks (apparently to engage our attention; I guess people were already looking bored). Instead of the usual joy of the Eucharist, I left feeling depressed and a little angry. I am so grateful for my traditional-minded home parish!!
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