*How to Save the World, God’s Way – A Reflection on a Liturgical Teaching of Pope Benedict

Taking Life, Love and Faith Seriously

By: Msgr. Charles Pope (posted with permission – source)


Whenever I write on liturgy, I get a lot of comments. Many people obviously care deeply about it.

Yet I also get comments that decry my “preoccupation” with liturgy, saying that it is of minor importance compared to the issues of poverty, abortion, etc. Some on the left will say, “Who cares if the Pope washes certain feet or doesn’t wear a fanon? Get out there and take care of the poor and show compassion. Frankly, your elaborate and expensive liturgies are an insult to the poor.” And perhaps some on the right will say, “Who cares if the Mass is in Latin or English? As long as you’ve got the true presence, why get all worked up about music, altars, and so forth?”

Count me in the camp of those to whom liturgy matters a great deal. A few years ago, there…

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2 Responses to *How to Save the World, God’s Way – A Reflection on a Liturgical Teaching of Pope Benedict

  1. toadspittle says:

    Pope Benedict? I remember him. What’s he up to these days?

  2. Monsigner Pope writes, “Too many Catholics think that they have some sort of divine birthright to say what the Mass should be, or that the liturgy should simply bow to every modern notion, convenience, and trend.”

    “Too many Catholics”? Some of us might say, “Too many priests think that they have….”

    A great example of this is the Super Bowl Mass (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UTRBYupdOLw).

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