Skip to comments.Eight Reasons Why Men Only Should Serve at Mass [Catholic Caucus]
Posted on 10/21/2010 3:06:48 PM PDT by NYer
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How about cantors and choristers?
Can we start with Altar Girls?
The last time I was at Mass was about 18 years ago. A woman read from the Bible at the altar. I never went back. The Deity in charge understands.
>>How about cantors and choristers?<<
How about we ditch the Cantors all the way around?
I don’t need anyone to stand up on the altar and “bring me up”. I can read, I know what to respond and the solos by these people, remind me of bad off-broadway productions. I went to a parish a couple of weeks ago that had a Duo. It was borderline sap.
Bring back an organist, ditch the piano and the congregation can handle the responses.
Whatever my bishop/pastor decides is fine with me.
I can truly appreciate how liturgical abuse might have this effect on you; I have been there, as well. 18 years is a long time to deprive yourself from receiving our Lord, truly present, in the Eucharist. In turning your back on the abuse at that particular parish, you are punishing only yourself. Please take a moment and visit the following link. Then, look around your community and seek another catholic parish. Regardless of the abuse, the words of consecration remain valid, as disturbing as that may seem. Look around and test the waters at a different parish. Much has changed over the past 18 years.
I only need one reason. Women are not allowed to be priests. Altar boys have historically proven to be an excellent source of vocations. Every girl who serves as an altar server is replacing a boy who just might be inclined to enter the seminary as a result of his altar service. I say this as one who served as an altar boy for 8 years.
Hate to report this NYER
At my local Childhood Cathoic church only people want serve in the mass are Altar female servers
I think reason why the boys lazy
6. Good for the Goose, Not the Gander
Altar service is also good for males because it encourages religious vocations and teaches all men to serve chivalrously and to respect the feminine, which is sacred, with reverence and awe. It is not so for girls. Let us be honest: When we allow a girl to serve at the altar, we are lying to her. We place her in the courtly role of page and tell her she can never be a lord. And we are not encouraging vocations to the convent: For a nun, as Rev. Vincent Miceli persuasively argues in “Sisters as Symbols of the Sacred,” is called to be sacred, not a knightly protector of the sacred.
“To raise the possibility of an all-male liturgical team is to invite tribulation.”
Yes, the PC crowd in your diocese will cause you great “tribulation” (suffering) if you question gender integration in the Liturgy. But IMO the writer meant that “retribution” (revenge) will descend upon traditionalists who dare to question the “non-sexist inclusive integrative” agenda, or whatever they call it.
Watched this cr@p unfold for more than four decades. Tambourines, do-your-own-thing liturgies, it’s very, very old.
I agree with the exception that I do not like women reading the scripture, either.
For some reason, women who read the scriptures somehow think they are “specialer” than others. I don’t like men playing the music, either.
I just don’t want the women to serve in any role. It is wonderful to have an all-male mass.
Having the girls there discourages the boys. The boys eventually think it is a ‘chick’ thing and won’t do it. But when they see other young men up there, they want to emulate them. It becomes a manly thing to do and they are attracted to it.
The same thing seems to be happening with politics.
Careful now... next stop "The First Blast of the Trumpet Against the Monstrous Regiment of Women" :)
Was that a Catholic Church?
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