Um, so is THIS what they’re talking about when they go on about the “New Evangelization”?
Can’t this just be the “Old Evangelization”?
Thank you Ann, for your very insightful three-part essay on Why priests must be men. I am a priest that was trained in a seminary where such truths were not even thought of, let alone taught… and it is considered a fairly ‘conservative’ seminary. I have had to self-learn, as you say, a great deal of pre-Vatican II theology… but it has been worth every effort. When I read your article this evening it was another one of those ‘Ah ha!’ moments which I treasure. For several months now, after watching, and re-watching the videos from the series that you posted, I find myself increasingly drawn to the liturgical movements, spirituality and theology of the Tridentine Mass… Yes, I am leaning over, looking into the Host and Chalice during the words of Consecration (though not yet to the point of putting my elbows down).
Ann, because of what you have written, this week during the daily Masses I am going to do just that… and I am going to better understand that sacred moment than I ever have before. Thanks to you, and the One who inspired you to finally write what has been so long on your heart.
If a chick ex-cattle broker with a potty-mouth problem can make THAT happen, what possible excuse do the rest of you have? Seriously. Time’s-a-wastin’, gentlemen. Let’s get with it, please.