Why is there such widespread abandonment of Catholic worship? Bad information and bad example! Nowhere in the documents of the Second Vatican Council is versus populum (Mass facing the people) advocated as the norm. What is the result of the innovation? A loss of the sense of the sacred. Communion is now a snack taken (in the hand) instead of Holy Communion received on the tongue. The most sacred Body and Blood of our Lord and Jesus Christ is passed around like potato chips or crisps at outdoor papal Masses! Kyrie eleison!
- Priests: leave aside the awkward invitations to pray the Creed, for example. No introduction is necessary. We know what comes after the Homily. Return to the chair and start the Creed. Better yet, return to the chair, allow time for a moment of silent meditation (on the homily), then intone Credo in unum Deum and let the choir (and people) chant the Creed.
- Stop the prayers that are not even prayers but mere slogans and crude attempts to manipulate the congregation during the Universal Prayer (Prayer of the Faithful).
O Gaia calling us home. O beautiful Gaia calling us on.Waves crashing on granite. O Gaia calling us home.Waves crashing on granite, calling us on.