Friday, June 3, 2016

The Street Flows into the Sanctuary

That is my assessment of the present state of the Catholic "ordinary form" liturgy. Casual, at best, and often banal and even crude. Offensive and often opposed to traditional Catholic piety. E.g., talking in church precludes quiet recollection there; our confessionals have become broom closets! Often the city street is more agreeable to quiet mental prayer than the busy holy sanctuary; and there are more confessions in bars and barber shops than in church!

Cf. Iam pridem Syrus in Tiberim defluxit Orontes. Juvenal, Satires 3:62.
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