Saturday, February 17, 2007

A Roman Catholic priest's take on the liturgy

There is an outstanding essay on the mess that the Roman Catholic Church is in with an emphasis on the liturgy over at Renew America. Fr. James Fartaglia pulls no punches and lays it out in clear and unambiguous language. Obviously this article will mainly be of interest to Roman Catholics, however I found it very positive despite its frank description of some of the insanity Catholics have had to put up with over the last 40 years. Maybe I am reading too much into it and similar essays I have stumbled on lately. But it seems there is something of an awakening on the other side of the Tiber that they have a problem. Fr. Fartaglia's dissection of the roots of the problem and his suggestions for dealing with it also strike me as being right on the money. I enthusiastically recommend the article.

1 comment:

APBIDDLE said...

While obviously the details are very different, the "feel" of Fr. Fartaglia's moving story evokes many instances in the last 40 years or so of the Episcopal Church. Ultimately the disintegration in the Episcopal Church was aided by the compliance of those who knew better, but were unwilling to act or even speak.