18 February 2010

All Your Church Are Belong to Us

Great article by Mr. Zmirak (co-author of the Bad Catholic's Guides) over at Inside Catholic: All Your Church Are Belong to Us offers a clear, albeit by way of an unusual analogy, explanation of why "traditionalists" get so worked up about non-essential things like the direction in which the priest faces, the language of the Mass, the presence of females in the sanctuary, the distribution of Communion by the non-ordained, and above all the prayers themselves of the Mass, when the really essential things (the validity of the Holy Sacrifice and the Real Presence in the Eucharist) are the same in any case. Good reading.

1 comment:

big daddy said...

Like several of the commenters, I liked his summary in the last two sentences.