ASK FATHER: Regular genuflections and… shoes

Posted April 8, 2017 3:46 pm by Fr. John Zuhlsdorf

ASK FATHER:  Regular genuflections and… shoes

From a reader…
All my previous shoes I used during the liturgy [?] died from the same plague. The sole of the right shoe is broken, presumably, due to regular genuflections. I guess the wisdom of the Church should be aware of this problem. Do you have any advice?
You are suggesting that genuflecting is not good for the sole?
My first inclination was to say, “Go to the Novus Ordo in a suburban parish: you won’t genuflect nearly as often.”
For that matter going to a beautiful Eastern Divine Liturgy would do that too.  But you mentioned “liturgy” instead of Mass, so I

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