Why Are Exciting Catholic Parishes So Rare?
A recent article in the UK’s Catholic Herald recounted a letter from a Anglican who was inclined to the Catholic Church.
In this fabulously blunt letter, he shared his hesitation in making the journey to Rome due to all the things we are doing so badly at the parish level. These included:
1. No one says hello2. No one sings the hymns3. Lack of reverence in the Eucharistic celebration4. Homilies are often boring and trite5. Priests are aloof6. People are just taking their Communion and exiting before Mass has ended
He describes his encounter with a church staff member who (he alleges)