Re: Raeanne Lacoursiere's letter, "Mass Reform is Obstacle to Evangelization" (WCR letters, Jan. 23).
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Since the new translation of the new Roman Missal has been implemented, I would like to make the following comments. I think it's time for the Roman Church to recapture some of its traditional devotions/practices.
Your editorial of Jan. 30 ("Take the fascinating – and surprising – Catholic house tour") ignores the horrendous mistake a few hundred bishops made at Niceae in 325 AD when they opted for the ease of governing and declared that a human being, namely Jesus, be one and the same as the Universal Spirit.
Kudos to the writer of "Mass reform is obstacle to evangelization" (WCR letters, Jan. 23).
The Jan. 16 article on sexual teaching led me to thing about a related issue. In recent discussions with friends, we all knew of situations of young husbands "pulling the plug" on their wives and families.
Re: Seminarian Kelly Wilson's article, "Gays, lesbians, must be treated with dignity" (WCR, Dec. 26).
I cannot say the attempts to improve the church services have in any way been inspirational. It is a great disappointment to have absurd changes dumped upon us instead of the necessary improvements that would encourage us to bring newcomers to Mass.
I am a long-term reader of the Western Catholic Reporter. However, I was dismayed with the quality, quantity and details of the trial and sentencing of Bishop Lahey in the Dec. 26 WCR.
Is living a rural lifestyle as a Catholic family on the land, providing safe, healthy meats and produce to families who are unable to do so for themselves intrinsically valuable? Yes.
I'm old enough to remember the Latin Mass. I too served at the Latin Mass and, as I reflect on the new Roman Missal changes, these changes are more true to that version.