Sunday, February 28, 2010

Having a set text
... may seem boring to some, but it is also a contract and a form of protection for the laity... on the part of the clergy, a act of respect towards the people in the pews. Endless clerical tinkering and liturgical innovation — particularly those changes done in the name of inclusivity and egalitarianism — are simply new expressions of the old disease of clericalism. If the sign out front says “____,” then the liturgy celebrated inside should be found within the book. This is our liturgical text — period.

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