IT AIN’T WHAT YOU DO IT’STHE WAY THAT YOU DO IT

From CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE:

A weakening of faith in God, a rise in selfishness and a drop in the number of people going to Mass in many parts of the world can be traced to Masses that are not reverent and don't follow church rules, said two Vatican officials and a consultant.

"If we err by thinking we are the center of the liturgy, the Mass will lead to a loss of faith," said U.S. Cardinal Raymond L. Burke, head of the Vatican's supreme court.

Cardinal Burke and Spanish Cardinal Antonio Canizares Llovera, prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Sacraments, spoke March 2 at a book launch in Rome.

The book, published only in Italian, was written by Father Nicola Bux, who serves as a consultant to the congregations for the doctrine of the faith and for saints' causes and to the office in charge of papal liturgies.

The English translation of Father Bux's book title would be, "How to Go to Mass and Not Lose Your Faith."

Cardinal Burke told those gathered for the book presentation that he agreed with Father Bux that "liturgical abuses lead to serious damage to the faith of Catholics."

Unfortunately, he said, too many priests and bishops treat violations of liturgical norms as something that is unimportant when, in fact, they are "serious abuses."

Thanks to Whiteycat who sent in this story.

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IT AIN’T WHAT YOU DO IT’STHE WAY THAT YOU DO IT — 4 Comments

  1. Apparently Burke hasn’t heard about the other “serious abuses” that are swamping the RCC. Never mind calling him to Rome as damage control – they should house him with the Cistercians(?SP) to silence him!

    Please put me on the prayer lisr – heading to chop shop for new knee soon, off air for a bit.

    Take care, Nij

  2. I don’t get upset about the way they FOLD the corporal. But I’ve found myself getting seriously annoyed at times by the way some clerics UNFOLD it. Sheesh.

    Prayers, Nij. Definitely.