Saturday, July 10, 2010

Card. Heenan from across the decades

"A friend told me about this quote. So, I looked it up!"
Cardinal Heenan addressed the Synod the day after the experimental Mass had been presented and said he did not know the names of those who had proposed the new Mass but it was clear to him that few of them had ever been parish priests.

"At home," he said, "it is not only women and children but also fathers of families and young men who come regularly to Mass. If we were to offer them the kind of ceremony we saw yesterday we would soon be left with a congregation of women and children."

1 comment:

Donald said...

And this is exactly what happened. On the rare occasion I attend a N.O. Mass, it is populated by mostly older women; teenagers and young adults are in the minority. On the other hand, at the TLM, I always see younger people with children and the number of young men present is strikingly greater than at a N.O.