The Thomistic Institute (the Dominicans) is sponsoring the continuing education conference that I am attending in Nashville. Our Masses are inculturated and at this morning's Mass Dolly Parton is the cantor with Lady Antebellum as the schola.
I came with a friend of mine from Pensacola, Fr. Pat Foley. He attended last year and told me that many of the priests are casually dressed. So since I am on vacation I took no clerics. Turns out we were the only two dressed this way which I am sure the younger cassocked generation of priests are thinking that eventually the biological solution will take care of us as my generation is responsible for the sad state of affairs in the Church these past 50 years.
All kidding aside, the conference thus far is great and quite informative.
We heard a new take on how the horizontal approach to the liturgy and sacraments has had such a deleterious effect on the Church these past 50 years. Definitely the verticle approach must be recovered and the medicinal purposes of healing the sin sick soul of disordered passions recovered.