"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…"
"My apologies, Native Son, I had thought your comment was aimed at me.
Having said that, I disagree that the purpose of the new liturgy was to get people more involved in their faith, beyond confession and communion. I have read the…"
"I'm not sure who Sean was replying to in his comment. I do have to comment on Stephanus's complaint about the "structure" of the New Liturgy. Other than following a three year cycle of Readings, the New Liturgy is nigh unto…"
"Pasta Salad with Tuna. Such a good lunch for Fridays during Lent...
I also get addicted to the Lent menus at many mexican restaurants, like at Taco Cabana, the Shrimp Tampico Quesadilla is awesome, and only available during Lent. I…"
"OK, here's how it was done in my family in the "old days."
On fasting days, light breakfast (ceraal or toast) skip lunch, meatless supper.
Abstinence days, Oatmeal brekfast, egg salad sandwich or tuna for lunch, fish for dinner, every…"
"Read both sides, and make your own decisions. That's at least my intent. I will read stories that I know are slanted to the right, and stories about the same subject that I know are slanted left; then do my own research on the…"