Thursday 30 March 2017

Church's banal liturgy has to go

I WAS amused to see the pictures of the spokesmen for the Association of Catholic Priests. From what I know of the leading figures in that organisation, they would not often be seen in black suits and Roman collars.

However, they can be seen every weekday and every Sunday in horrible polyester ponchos conducting a liturgy that sounds as if it was written by a committee of civil servants, and often "improving" it by making bits of it up.

There are churches that I avoid on Sundays because I know, from experience, that the liturgy will be painfully banal. I look forward eagerly to the new translation. I hope I can find churches that use it.

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