It is understandable that this unusual type of gathering is intended to get ("strayed") people back into the Catholic faith. However, there are too many things that have been foregone to even begin to justify it. Surely there are better, more formal ways of getting people interested back into the faith in this type of informal environment than this. For example if they had set aside a moreappropriateenvironment, such as a special tent facility which was set apart, and seperate from this … [More]
+Actually probably better to offer the sacrament of confession outdoors on Saturday as a witness. I've seen it done on a secular college campus. Hope the portion of the faithful who I presume were the primary audience can now get to another Holy Mass on Sunday.
I personally wrote to his Eminency in order to convey my concern about the style of the Western mass. I am happy that is has been called off because in my view it is improper to consume foods and drinks during mass. The only devine food and drink to be celebrated during the Holy Mass is that of the Holy Eucharist which embodies our Lord. I just couldn't imagine people munching away at their sandwiches and gulping down their beer during mass. Thanks to you all, his kind Eminency got the message.
This is great news but it begs the question. Why is stuff like this even happening under the nose of a Bishop of the Church? Would he have cancelled it if there was not a public campaign exposing it? How could such an abusive "mass" even be considered legitimate by some of the leaders of the Church? I pray that Benedict will continue to clean out the filth and may he live to be a 110 years of age.