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The homily was optional and the readings were in Latin.

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Obi-Wan Kenobi wrote:
The homily was optional and the readings were in Latin.


Not just in Latin, but in Latin with back turned towards the people, so the priests were really just reading it to each other, the readings certainly weren't being read to the congregation. And 90% of the people didn't receive communion, so there was never even any need for most people to so much as look up to see what was happening which is why most people just recited the Rosary and ignored the Mass completely.

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Obi-Wan Kenobi wrote:
The homily was optional and the readings were in Latin.


The homily was optional?

I find the homily either of interest or a requirement to exercise rigid self discipline. Depends upon the priest. Some are quite homey, especially from our older Hispanic priests. I am drawn in because they are personal with little artifice. Many are dumbed down. I endure them. Some just wander and wander and wander. I fight to stay awake.

And some are very well done and well presented. I walk out feeling that my time was well spent.

But optional? Is optional still an option?

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It's optional on most weekdays, but mandatory on major feasts and Sundays unless there's a very good reason m

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Good to know.

Of course, there is the implied contract. If the priest takes the time to prepare a homily, I feel obliged to listen. And that's a voluntary obligation.

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For the record, it's still optional except on Sundays and some major feast days (including all Holy Days of obligation).

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Obi-Wan Kenobi wrote:
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I just wanted to be clear that it's still optional. While your most recent post is in the present tense, a lot of the rhetoric immediately preceding it had been phrased in the past tense, so I thought I'd make it clear that that's not particular to the 1962 rites or anything...

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I understand that in the old days, before air conditioning, it was sometimes omitted even on Sundays if the weather were particularly warm. That doesn't seem unreasonable to me.

I don't feel obliged to listen to a bad homily; in fact, that is one reason why I always have a rosary with me.

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I understand that in the old days, before air conditioning, it was sometimes omitted even on Sundays if the weather were particularly warm. That doesn't seem unreasonable to me.

I don't feel obliged to listen to a bad homily; in fact, that is one reason why I always have a rosary with me.


I made myself a 20 Decade Rosary for when I attend the Spanish Mass :)

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I enjoy Masses in Spanish, especially with typical music. Although one I attended in Argentina was very different than our New Mexico versions.

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Good question. I've always found that my 'helpful suggestions' have been received as though I were attempting murder.


Like Luther's? :P

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I've only attended one Spanish Mass. The irony of that is that I live in an area that has a somewhat large minority of Hispanics, but I attended the Spanish Mass in Iceland...

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