Dialogue Mass: What's the point?
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It seems to me that at I silent or sung mass, no one need argue about how they participate. I find "following along" more distracting than anything, but my husband likes to following with the missal. Both of us hate being pressured to pronounce Latin words in timely unison or sing.

The Dialogue Mass and of course, new mass being in vernacular, is so divisive. There were articles and letters to the editor going back and forth in the New Oxford Review about which translation of the new mass they liked or which words confused them and the whole discussion just drove me mad because if you just left the words in Latin you wouldn't have lay people disturbed by and debating about how its translated. And then the new mass just gets worse with Spanish, Vietnamese, Polish all being at separate times. Before I learned about tradition I was stuck going to a Spanish mass once since it was the only time I could make my obligation and that was AWKWARD.

Of course the dialogue mass isn't anywhere near as bad an experience as that but when I just stand there silently I know I'm not doing anything wrong/being rude but similar to not holding someone's hand during the Our Father or disappearing during the "sign of peace" I feel pressured.
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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 FaithandLove - 02-14-2014, 04:24 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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