After forty years of liturgical innovations that have included clowns, dancing in leotards, guns and garbage (actually happened here in Massachusetts), invalid matter, invalid prayer, invalid Mass, upcoming revisions to the Roman Missal are causing the chickens to come home to roost: America Magazine and the National Catholic Reporter Launch "Please Don't Change the Liturgy"
"Almost all of them are angry; none gave the revised version unqualified support. One correspondent, in a passage excised from the published version, went as far as writing: 'I hate you, hierarchy.' Feelings are running deep indeed," the newspaper said in an editorial.
"The anger of the people in the pews and many priests (and some bishops) seems to be rooted not so much in what they feel are anachronistic and clumsy translations -- vexing though they appear to be to many -- but in what they see as an arbitrary imposition of liturgical values that are foreign to them by faceless bureaucrats in distant Rome," the editorial said.
http://www.whatifwejustsaidwait.org/, a petition initiative of Fr. Michael Ryan's of Seattle (obtained 17,000 signatures), is being countered with another petition: What if we said why don't you just get over it by our friend Patrick Madrid.
Some entertaining schadenfreude in the comments section of the National Catholic Reporter.
Oh what about all the Catholics in 1969 who were appalled at the changes in the liturgy that were forced on them.Did many priests then say.."oh Wait" Paybacks a real bitch for Catholic liberals aint it hahahahaha....
Let's see, 17,000 out of 1.6 billion...what's the percentage there? I don't have my calculator.