After the Second Vatican Council, many liturgists (all but a few?) asserted that, because modern man is all grown up now, Eucharistic devotions are actually harmful rather than helpful. We mustn’t crawl in submission before God anymore. We won’t grovel in archaic triumphal processions or kneel as if before some king. We are urbane adults, not child-like peasants below a father or feudal master. We stand and take rather than kneel and receive.It was a very odd conclusion for churchmen to arrive at in the wake of two world wars, the Korean War, the Stalin regime, the Chinese Cultural Revolution [Great Leap Forward, actually. CR was after the Council but point taken], and other, similar atrocities that left hundreds of millions dead. It shows how deeply the rot of modernism had penetrated.
Saturday, June 1, 2013
Interesting Comment on Fr. Z's Blog
This was found over at Fr. Z's Blog, in reply to the post on the collect for Corpus Christi. The section in italics is the original comment, and the plain-text is the reply to that comment.