Dialogue Mass: What's the point?
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"Participatio actuosa" is perfectly possible by silently attending Mass. It wouldn't even be necessary to follow along in a missal. I prefer a silent Mass over a dialogue Mass, especially because there are some people (priests included) who try to make you feel bad because you did not respond aloud. Evelyn Waugh once wrote:

‘Participation’ in the Mass does not mean hearing our own voices. It means God hearing our voices. Only He knows who is ‘participating’ at Mass. I believe, to compare small things with great, that I ‘participate’ in a work of art when I study it and love it silently. No need to shout. …If the Germans want to be noisy, let them. But why should they disturb our devotions?’

Exactly that is what I like to do at Mass: to study it and to love it silently. To communicate with God, pouring out my heart before His throne. To just behold Him in the Sacred Host and the Most Precious Blood. To adore Him, to give thanks, to pray. Dialogue Masses tend to silence the prayers in your heart, to make place for loud prayers of the mouth. Who am I, unworthy sinner, that I should dare to utter a word before the throne of God?
[Image: aj.jpg] St. Arnold Janssen SVD, pray for us!
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Re: Dialogue Mass: What's the point? - by Tim - 02-10-2014, 08:40 PM
Re: Dialogue Mass: What's the point? - by Tim - 02-10-2014, 10:44 PM
Re: Dialogue Mass: What's the point? - by Decora lux - 02-14-2014, 04:04 PM
Re: Dialogue Mass: What's the point? - by Tim - 02-14-2014, 05:01 PM
Re: Dialogue Mass: What's the point? - by AxxeArp - 02-14-2014, 06:48 PM
Re: Dialogue Mass: What's the point? - by Tim - 02-14-2014, 08:41 PM
Re: Dialogue Mass: What's the point? - by Tim - 02-15-2014, 08:56 AM
Re: Dialogue Mass: What's the point? - by Tim - 02-15-2014, 11:33 AM
Re: Dialogue Mass: What's the point? - by Gidge - 02-15-2014, 10:19 PM
Re: Dialogue Mass: What's the point? - by Tim - 02-16-2014, 11:51 AM
Re: Dialogue Mass: What's the point? - by Tim - 02-16-2014, 08:46 PM
Re: Dialogue Mass: What's the point? - by Tim - 02-17-2014, 08:03 AM
Re: Dialogue Mass: What's the point? - by Tim - 02-17-2014, 08:45 AM
Re: Dialogue Mass: What's the point? - by Tim - 02-20-2014, 07:45 AM
Re: Dialogue Mass: What's the point? - by Tim - 02-20-2014, 05:44 PM
Re: Dialogue Mass: What's the point? - by Tim - 02-23-2014, 08:44 AM
Re: Dialogue Mass: What's the point? - by Gidge - 02-24-2014, 07:27 PM
Re: Dialogue Mass: What's the point? - by Tim - 02-25-2014, 07:39 AM
Re: Dialogue Mass: What's the point? - by Tim - 02-25-2014, 02:00 PM
Re: Dialogue Mass: What's the point? - by Tim - 02-26-2014, 08:54 AM
Re: Dialogue Mass: What's the point? - by SCG - 03-04-2014, 09:51 AM



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