"Merry Christmas to all!
I went to one of the"CEO (Christmas Easter Only) Specials" yesterday. The mid-afternoon Christmas Eve Vigil Mass. A nice, straightforward (and crowded) celebration. (Although I suspect more than a little…"
"I don't have a problem as such, I am merely observing. and trying to explain some of the history. In saying I have a problem you start off by ignoring everything I have to say, and thus your response is utterly off topic. In…"
"Umm...quietly sitting in a pew reading along with the Liturgy isn't exactly the sort of active lay participation most bishops, at least US bishops, seem to have had in mind.
Anyway, what exactly is your problem with a change that happened half…"
"The participation movement began earlier, prior to Vatican two, with the Pray the Mass movement, which advocated actively praying the Mass with the priest through the use of missals. It was enshrined in V II with a phrase that got…"
"Hate to get into a yes, no, etc., exchange, but, to quote a book title, "H***, I was There!" A major reason given at the time (the 1960s), for the then new post-Vatican II Liturgy was get the laity more involved in the celebration of…"
"Aye, and there is a RUSH now within the Bernista framework to get people from the American Independent Party to NPP by May 23rd. And that is what he is hinging on - he does want to WIN the office, so if he has to take that route, he will."
"California is "semi-open" primary. Briefly, every elected office in California except the US Presidency and specific county-level party committees is a non-partisan office,
Folks registered as Democrats and "No Party Preference'…"
"Sander's and Trump are one shot deals. Like Jackson or Teddy Roosevelt. As soon as it's all over, whether at the election or eight years from now, it will all go back to the way it was. This won't happen again for another 100 years.…"