Thursday, April 06, 2006

American Sensibility
Not all is happy-clappy among the Latin Mass crowd in KC. My city source tells me the special priest imported for the Latin Mass community is turning off potential parishioners. And some folks are choosing to stay put and not get involved in the expense and effort of retrofitting the church ... as they're being treated like six-year-olds. The much tradi-ballyhooed universal indult for the Tridentine Mass is not likely to be much different--if it ever comes to pass. I suspect that in some places, we'll see the very American practice of subjecting priests to a trial-and-error process: gravitating to "good" priests and abandoning "bad" ones. I wonder what's Latin for "The cafeteria is open?"

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