Fr. John Unni has quite a peculiar little introduction in his bulletin about the changes to the Liturgy.
If you scroll down to the last page of his bulletin, you'll find a piece written by Fr. NoNoMen. (That name must must cause chaos at St. Cecelia's rectory, eh?)
First Sundayof Advent is looming likea date with a root canal...the new missalis intended to steer usback toward a more traditional liturgy. Those whowelcome such a movelook forward, as one commentator put it, to “anew sense of dignity anddecorum,” promoted through “reforms such asan altar orientation toward the East, kneelingfor Communion, and better and more dignifiedvestments and furnishings.”
I must be missing something because Fr. Nonomen is approaching getting rid of the puppets and clown noses with more dignity and kneeling towards the Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity like his annual colonoscopy.
As a priest who does not welcome these changes, I’m under pressure...
I am wondering, for instance, how to reconcile a parish staff grumpy about the changes with a largely unsuspecting parish populace. Or what to do when attempting to explain this Trojan horse of a translation and the pointed agenda it may be hosting. In short, how does one make a sale when it’s tough to believe in the product?
So, how to proceed? Do I and other likeminded priests simply refuse to comply?...We certainly need to present these changes in context, encouraging such likely and important questions as “What next?”—that is, encouraging everyone to consider and discuss the long-term effects the changes might have on the church. We also must provide a new “word board” for the people in our parishes—a discourse that supplies the language necessary to articulate any number of personal responses, from individual noncompliance to letter-writing to informed acceptance. Most of all, as that amazing woman reminded me... we cannot forget to laugh;
Wow. I didn't realize the Trojan horse of an agenda...+I am not worthy to receive You but only say the Word and my soul shall be healed+...would have the Fathers Nonomen in such a tizzy, did you?