Saturday 10 December 2016

Church's banal liturgy has to go

Published 07/02/2011 | 05:00

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.

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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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