Conciliar Reform in the 1960s: Politics Become Religion
Why do many Roman Catholics put up so much resistance to reintroducing traditional liturgical elements to the Mass? In two recent articles, Catholic Stand writer Nicholas LaBanca interviewed two Eastern Catholic priests, Fr. Thomas Loya of the Byzantine Rite and Fr. Alexander Wroblicky of the Ukrainian-Greek Rite. Both men observed that Millennials take to elements such as ad orientem worship and Gregorian chant more easily; said Fr. Loya, “Young people … love this stuff because they weren’t told to hate it.” This is a sign of hope that young people, unlike their parents and grandparents, can distinguish religion from politics.