Thursday, September 3, 2015
PRAYTELL'S POST ON THE PAINFUL LITURGIES OF POPE FRANCIS! AND KUDOS TO CHARLES CULBRETH'S STROKE OF GENIUS IN POSTING SOMETHING ON PRAYTELL THAT THEY HAVE NOT COMMUNICATED IN THEIR BLOG!
Praytell, which has become very, very boring and with few comments on its boring posts (most commenters that provoked interesting comments are now banned including yours truly) has an interesting post on "The Painful Liturgies of Pope Francis." You can read the whole thing there.
Here's an excerpt:
The painfulness of the Holy Father’s liturgies, I think, arises not from the character or celebration of the Mass itself, but from the clear lack of affection that Pope Francis maintains for the finer points of liturgical precision and splendor. It goes without saying that each of the pope’s Masses has been valid, undeniably reverent, and probably more visibly beautiful than all but a handful of Masses throughout the world. There is noticeably absent, however, the positive liturgical zeal of Benedict—that which many already (wrongly) construe as a negative and destructive force in itself.
These are the comments so far and very, very few, but Charles Culbreth's is precious and hits them between the eyes (be sure to hit the link he posts!). I print these now before his is deleted by the Praytell censor gestapo: