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Vatican officials say bad Masses lead to weak faith

March 4th, 2011, Promulgated by Bernie

By Cindy Wooden
Catholic News Service

Cardinal Burke (CNS/Alessia Giuliani, Catholic Press Photo)

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.

ROME (CNS) — 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…

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6 Responses to “Vatican officials say bad Masses lead to weak faith”

  1. avatar Cindy says:

    That is exactly what this website has been saying all along! I’m hoping this makes the news, but I’m not holding my breath.

  2. avatar Anonymous says:

    Glad to read this, that is exactly why people leave our parish, too much jazz exhibition & a Deacon who likes to hear himself talk and not enough peaceful prayer time. People, not just children, need to be reminded how to be reverent and respectful in church. Last Sunday before mass it was like a group break out session at a conference. People chatting each other up in full voice. Not the church I grew to know as a young person. What’s wrong with reminding people to be quiet? It’s going to turn into a Wesleyan prayer service (talent show) at this rate.

  3. avatar Ladder says:

    Our Bishop is chasing the wind.

  4. avatar Mr. B says:

    I have stoppped attending mass just across the street from my house due to nonsense at the end of the mass. A person will get up and make “announcements”. These include birthdays (singing “Happy Birthday”), Anniversaries(applause), making pleas to attend the local high school play, and any other thing that comes to mind. All before we are dismissed. They then have coffee and donuts – when the weather doesn’t cooperate, the eat and drink in the Church! I fought with Sr Joan for four years over that parish, started Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament there (with Sr Joan’s permission – must have been the Holy Spirit),sat through countless homilies by her, and thought that things would get better when she left I was wrong. Apparently, when she left, she identified me as “fiesty”. Now, I drive 5 miles to go to mass instead of just walking across the street…What a shame.

  5. avatar Joseph says:

    Cardinal Burke has done it again!

  6. avatar Snow says:

    Mr. B. Take the drive and let them play house. They and you have a little while. The world loves their own.


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