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Lovely idea turned into disruptive practice

Children going to visit the priest during the Offertory started spontaneously some years ago when a child wandered down the aisle and climbed the steps for a closer look at the priest.

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Mass complaints reflect society’s complacency

Recent issues of the WCR had some letters to the editor that baffled me.

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Changing postures reflect misplaced priorities

So now we’re being asked to kneel during the proper of the Mass.

It wasn’t very long ago . . .

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Mass the most formal occasion of all

I agree with Karen Gilbertson (WCR letters, Nov. 21) that we should not judge people’s attire at Mass.

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Quebec day care system boosts social equality

The Institute of Marriage and Family Canada study fails to take into account the benefits of Quebec's universal day care. Low and medium income Alberta families would welcome Quebec's $7 a day childcare. The money a family saves could purchase more and better food for the children and help pay the rent.

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Pompous language discourages the young

When I received my December Living with Christ and saw the new translation of the Roman Missal, my heart sank. The formalism of the language makes it inaccessible, exclusive, stilted and stuffy, closing too many of the windows thrown open by Pope John XXIII at Vatican II.

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Restoring Communion rail would make us reverent

If the Church allows for communicants to receive the Host on the tongue while kneeling, why not bring back the Communion rail? To the best of my knowledge, Vatican II in no way stated that the Mass should get rid of the Communion rail.

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Campaign does not target Canadian farms

I thank Lorraine Gaumont for her response to “Small-scale farmers offset climate change” (WCR letters, Oct. 24), as it is important to specify the issues, and to be clear about our sources.

The Development and Peace campaign action, inspired by the “preferential option for the poor” is supporting small-scale farmers in the Global South.

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Directive on postures, gestures is questioned

I found it depressing, disturbing, discouraging and difficult not to feel adrift in a hierarchically-dominated Church when I read such a comment by Archbishop Smith that “directives (for uniform postures during Mass) have as their intention to assure consistent practice in the archdiocese and conformity with the universal law of the Church.”

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Mass should not be changed, even for hugs

If two professional hockey teams decided to throw away the rulebook and play a game with a beach ball and snowshoes, their game would not be called professional hockey.

Why?

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