Monday, October 20, 2008


...the youngsters get it!

Earlier I had mentioned the "Youth Day" debacle that the UK bishops are passing for Mass as posted by our good friend Damian Thompson.

Also, consider this earlier mentioning of mine that youngsters get it when it comes to liturgy.

Now put the two together, and you got this nice revolt that young Catholics have started against the "Youth Day" Mass. (another RSCT to Damian!) Here are some comments already posted:

Down the phone, Martina, 25, makes gagging noises and wails: "They call that a liturgy? It's the chocolate that gets me. What is that about? Can't we just pray after Communion?"

"This has got to be a joke," reads an email from 24-year-old Charlotte, who is a member of a charismatic group. "I've never seen anything as stupid as this liturgy. It makes a mockery of God and mockery of the Mass."

Another email comes from Thomas, 22, who attends a normal Sunday Mass once a week at his university chaplaincy: "I just can't believe how tasteless, insipid and vile that Mass is."

Damian closes with a remark of his own:

They'll be even sadder when they realise that genuine young people are sick of having their brains washed by Tabletistas, and will simply refuse to take part. Indeed, I gather that some Catholics in their teens and 20s will make a special effort to attend Mass in the Extraordinary Form on that particular Sunday. (There's no room for comedy skits in the rubrics of Fortescue, as I recall.)

I wouldn't be surprised either.


Anonymous said...

I have to deal with campus ministry masses which suck most of the time at CUA!! But luckily I can get my fill of "liturgical disneyland" at the shrine and the TLM a few stops over on the metro.(which i went to for the first time a few weeks ago, and cant wait to go back!)

Joe of St. Thérèse said...

I agree totally, the majority of 20 somethings and the new generation are sick of the mess and want the Truth, Liturgically and Doctrine wise.