Happy Clappy Support

I applaud those who know Pope Benedict needs prayerful support. Not sure what to make of a twenty-second “long” ovation at an archbishop’s urging at the end of Palm Sunday Mass. I also appreciate the archbishop’s call for fairness in media coverage. I hope such sentiment for fairness extends in the future when the hierarchy takes the role of bully. Let’s be sure to remind.

(Image credit: L’Osservatore Romano)


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Todd lives in the Pacific Northwest, serving a Catholic parish as a lay minister.
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One Response to Happy Clappy Support

  1. Liam says:

    Those who seek to use the liturgical assembly for the sake of a pep rally forget the lessons of history: invoking popular support in that way entails the risk of popular obloquy in turn. That risk may not only evidence itself in a revival of the centuries-long practice of things like pasquinades, but invective and even worse. The faithful have hardly always been docile when their support has been sought for what amount to political ends.

    As always, be careful what you pray for, right?

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