response to noisy people at the tomb of unknown soldier
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Ever notice all the noisy chatter in the sanctuary?



saw this video on Fr. Zs blog
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#2

Nice :)

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#3
It would be neat to train altar boys to be like this and yell when people start chatting.  People would stop going to church, though.
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#4
whats the point of going to church if you dont expect to be interrupted while praying by old ladies who want to introduce themselves and those around you so you will be well acquainted for the sign of peace later.
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(02-08-2014, 10:44 PM)dark lancer Wrote: It would be neat to train altar girls to be like this and yell when people start chatting.  People would stop going to church, though.

fixed for NO.
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#6
too bad that reverence and respect aren't enforced in the Church.... Our Lord deserves at least as much respect, if not more, than a dead soldier.
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(02-10-2014, 05:06 PM)winoblue1 Wrote: too bad that reverence and respect aren't enforced in the Church.... Our Lord deserves at least as much respect, if not more, than a dead soldier.

What I believe you mean to say is that the memory of their sacrifice, understood through the presence of the remains of the unknown there, deserve as much respect as Our Lord would give them. In this, we can then realize the respect due at the place, and engender an even greater understanding of Our Lord and the respect due to Him. For these remains of unknown, fallen soldiers. And there could be present relatives of MIA/KIA, wondering if there, in that tomb, are the remains of the one they have no closure over.

But in the tabernacle, not dead, but alive, is a Known -- Christ. Who, through infinitely more sacrificial love and respect, for Father and sons of the Father, indeed for each and every one present and not present, enslaves Himself in love as the ongoing Sacrifice in the Eucharist.

There is a fallible, human element in the soldier and nothing is known of their final moments: did they curse their country for the death creeping in as life ebbed out? Did they disbelieve in their cause, but only through servile fear ship off to fight? Etc. But the Lord, Who is as a man of war (Ex 15:3)... His moments are known. His love is assured. His bravery without equal.

And it is only in understanding and remembering this that we can put on the armor of God. The loss of Christ's Real Presence as a popular understanding, though never lost in actuality, is the problem.

If we want to see reverence in the parishes, we need to remember the reason for reverence, and be constantly told, instructed, and have demonstrated the reverence due in both liturgical and non-liturgical functions.

In short, the leaders, priests, have not demanded this reverence at large and so the laity give none in general.

I, however, have seen a priest absolutely bark in word, though not tone, at those displaying a lack of reverence. But he's a real man and a former Marine. :)

As it would be incorrect to bark at the chatterboxes, standing around and not offering respect, let us shout with our silence; correct with our kneeling and be those who are emulated with our due reverence. In this, we heap coals of fire on their heads in love of Christ, but not to burn for revenge... rather, to purge this through a realization of incorrectness in their behavior.

In shorter, be the change you wish to see and if it is too much to bear, correct in charity.
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#8
what i mean is simply that clergy should give and demand the same amount of reverence, exemplified with silence, modesty and composure, as the Army expects from visitors to the grave of the unknown solider.
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