One of the things which is a recurrent irritant to me is the decision by our bishops to move Major Feasts (Epiphany, Ascension) from the traditional days to the nearest Sundays.
As with so much else, the results are the opposite of the intentions. Think of Saturday evening Masses, allowing girl altar servers, extraordinary ministers of communion, communion in the hand, and under both kinds... In every case the bishops thought (presumably) they were reaching out and would include more people.
Instead, our Catholic identity is eroded, our sense of the sacred is undermined - and Mass attendance plummets further...
Perhaps it is time to strip away these modern accretions and return to the purer liturgy of earlier times: say the timeless Latin Mass.
We're off to an Extraordinary Form Mass on Tuesday to celebrate the (Real) Feast of the Epiphany.
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