Thursday, November 16, 2017
THOSE WHO DENIGRATE THE HOLY SACRIFICE OF THE MASS IN THE ORDINARY OR EXTRAORDINARY FORM SHOULD TAKE NOTE
This is part of a comment from another post:
How much of a demand there is for such a Mass, I don't know---being raised mostly after Vatican 2, I can't say I am discontented with OF, or most people I know for that matter.
In my previous parish and now in this parish, I don't know of any real discontent with the Ordinary Form of the Mass apart from the style of music that is selected. Usually I hear people who want us to be more upbeat and like the non-denominationals, not more traditional like the EF Mass!
The question of Catholics who no longer attend Mass is not easy to answer. Did they leave over the Mass or the sex abuse scandal and the implied hypocrisy of bishops and priests in this regard.
Did they leave over our strict teachings on sexual morality, only men ordained as priests and our politics as it regards contraception, same sex marriage and abortion?
Did they leave the Catholic Church for better community and feel good religion and relevancy?
Did they leave the Catholic Church because their new religion offers more opportunity for service?
How many leave the Catholic Church due to a percieved lack of reverence in the Ordinary Form, the lack of a silent canon, no kneeling for Holy Communion, altar girls, Eucharistic ministers, lectors and the like?
Very few I think.