Monday, September 13, 2010

We've tried everything

... except continuity to attract our young people back to faithful, regular attendance at the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass on Sundays.

Guitars and every kind of instrument except organ. Every kind of music but classic Catholic hymns. Every kind of ministry except that targeting men and vocations. Every kind of language except Latin. Every kind of option except that of noble custom.

Is it time to restore the sacred? Benedict XVI thinks so. What about you? Time to tear down the "golden calf" of innovation, experimentation and worldly lust for endless change for change's sake?


Agrarian Peasant said...

Well said! Bravo Fr.

I'll be the first to tell you from a fella who grew up during the 80's & 90's the "everything" that was tried was weak at best. It's hard to articulate without being disrespectful to certain peoples religious sensibilties. What I experienced growing up is what I would call now a dumbing down of the Faith. At times it was dumbed down so much that it was hard to take it as something serious and for many the logical conclusion: was that it must not be and they gave up the Faith.

For me I was at best lukewarm for the Faith while others fell away (must have been my mothers prayers). So as we are exhorted to do in 1 Peter 3:15 - to account for the hope that is in you - What made me go from lukewarm to ardent? In a nutshell, it happened after I attended my first Mass in the Extraordinary Form... And the rest is history.

So yes we must restore the sacred.

Anita said...

Yes, yes, yes!! That's all I can say. :)

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