Dialogue Mass: What's the point?
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(03-04-2014, 01:15 PM)aquinas138 Wrote:
(03-04-2014, 09:51 AM)StrictCatholicGirl Wrote: I didn't read the whole thread, but you reminded me of a newspaper article I read the other day by an altar boy from the 1950s. He said the priest used to correct him for not making the responses loud enough for the congregation to hear. Interesting. By the time I came along the children were making responses at the before-school morning Mass. I don't know if it was a Low Mass or whatever, but it was in Latin, and we responded "Et cum spiritu tuo" in our shrill high voices.

I don't think a quiet liturgy was intended to ever be "the norm."

I don't think it really was everywhere - I have heard that the Irish and Irish-Americans in particular preferred a near-silent Low Mass, whereas among the French, for example, the laity tended to make the responses. The very word "liturgy" suggests the people play a role, though obviously the validity of Mass does not depend on their participation in this way.

The reason the Irish had a quiet Mass is because of the persecutions. They were forced for so long to have a literally silent Mass that it became ingrained. The Irish are not quiet people. Boisterous would be more apt, and musical to boot. Their persecution essentially formed later generations.
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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 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
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Re: Dialogue Mass: What's the point? - by Tim - 02-20-2014, 07:45 AM
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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
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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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