ENCOURAGING PRIEST CENTERED EGOTISM IN THE ORDINARY FORM MASS
At a conference for bishops to discuss Amoris Laetitia, one priest said this to show that he is a model for and much better than any priest who doesn't do this to include, I presume, Pope Francis who does not do this:
One person referred to what he found when he first entered his parish ten years ago, which he called "a very simple approach to accompaniment, eight years prior to Amoris Laetitia being written."
He recalled that at the conclusion of the entrance hymn, the pastor greeted the congregation and said, pausing for emphasis where appropriate and making eye contact with as many as possible: "Good morning and welcome to the Catholic Community of … No matter who you are, no matter where you are on life’s journey: All. Are. Welcome."
To this day, the pastor says that every Sunday.
My comment! Oh really? This needs to be stated? What ever happened to the inclusivity of the pre-Vatican II Mass and parishes that obligated every Roman Catholic under the threat and pain of mortal sin if they didn't fulfill their obligatio, to "hear"the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass? Catholics of all kinds were so welcomed that not to be at Mass threatened their immortal soul with damnation!