Feb. 22, 2012 — Since the introduction of the new liturgical texts this past November, I’ve attended Mass in Australia, California, New York, Rome, Washington and Phoenix, and in none of these venues have I detected any of the calamities confidently predicted by opponents of the new texts.
Not only has there been no visible distress over “consubstantial”; the People of God seem to have rather quickly and painlessly adjusted to the changes, so that, three months into the process, it’s a rare “And also with you” that escapes the lips of an unthinking congregant. In fact, most of the people who’ve spoken to me about the changes have applauded them.... [read more]
Letters to Editor:
Why we’re going on Ireland pilgrimage
My grandmother was from County Cork, Ireland, and often talked about the saints of Ireland and the shrine at Knock. I visited relatives in 1997, but only saw a small portion of the beautiful country. I have taken several Endow classes and three women from the class are coming on the (June 9-18 Ireland and International Eucharistic Congress) pilgrimage also.
Studying about the Church has helped me to grow spiritually and this pilgrimage will also help. My husband Bill has never been to Ireland and wants to go. We have both worked in our parish with marriage prep, religious education and the Knights of Columbus.
We hope to gain a deepening of faith, and strengthening of hope and love. I was cleaning out a cabinet for Christmas and found a plate (see above) of the International Eucharistic Congress of 1932! I think someone gave it to Grandma.
Editor’s note: The last time the International Eucharistic Congress was held in Ireland was in 1932.