More Than Disembodied Consciousnesses: Some Reflections on the Challenges of Our Collective Isolation

I’m 42 years old.

Mine is the last generation to have grown up in the old world. The world before the internet, and cell phones, and everything on demand. I think of it as “The Slow Time,” because everything then felt so much less urgent.

Speed limits were lower. We did more walking. We sat around just talking.

Praise the Lord

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Ad Orientem, et Pro Populo

The Bishop of Boise, Idaho, Peter F. Christensen, has specifically forbidden his priests, even in their ultra-private Masses now mandated, from celebrating ‘ad orientem’. We’ve got to stop all those young rebels, it seems, reverting back to retrograde eras of yesteryear.

His Excellency states that this is mandated by the new (2011) General Introduction to the Roman Missal (GIRM), and has been of great spiritual value to the people. And speaking of yesteryear, Here are his own words, which signify he seems liturgically stuck in an era when Stayin’ Alive was just a disco song, and not a motto for a pandemic:

There are priests who prefer ad orientem. I am convinced that they mean well and find it a devout way to pray. But the overwhelming experience worldwide after Vatican II is that the priest faces the people for Mass and this has contributed to the sanctification of the people

Praise the Lord

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