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Pompous language discourages the young

When I received my December Living with Christ and saw the new translation of the Roman Missal, my heart sank. The formalism of the language makes it inaccessible, exclusive, stilted and stuffy, closing too many of the windows thrown open by Pope John XXIII at Vatican II.

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Restoring Communion rail would make us reverent

If the Church allows for communicants to receive the Host on the tongue while kneeling, why not bring back the Communion rail? To the best of my knowledge, Vatican II in no way stated that the Mass should get rid of the Communion rail.

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Campaign does not target Canadian farms

I thank Lorraine Gaumont for her response to “Small-scale farmers offset climate change” (WCR letters, Oct. 24), as it is important to specify the issues, and to be clear about our sources.

The Development and Peace campaign action, inspired by the “preferential option for the poor” is supporting small-scale farmers in the Global South.

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Directive on postures, gestures is questioned

I found it depressing, disturbing, discouraging and difficult not to feel adrift in a hierarchically-dominated Church when I read such a comment by Archbishop Smith that “directives (for uniform postures during Mass) have as their intention to assure consistent practice in the archdiocese and conformity with the universal law of the Church.”

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Mass should not be changed, even for hugs

If two professional hockey teams decided to throw away the rulebook and play a game with a beach ball and snowshoes, their game would not be called professional hockey.

Why?

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Don’t judge those at Mass based on externals

November 21, 2011

Regarding people’s attire at church, I believe that God welcomes everyone who attends Mass, and so should we.

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St. Edmund’s parish, school were fount of vocations

November 21, 2011

Congratulations on the excellent coverage of the 100th anniversary of St. Edmund’s Parish, St. Edmund’s School and the Ursulines of Jesus (WCR, Oct. 24).

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Foolish bridesmaids responsible for changes

November 21, 2011

On the first Sunday of Advent, changes to the liturgy will be implemented. They are outlined in a folder. However, not enough folders were printed and we do not have them throughout our archdiocese. Oh well, carry on.

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Sense of accountability prevented suicide

November 21, 2011

After reading Father Ron Rolheiser’s In Exile column on suicide (WCR, Oct. 31), I am left wondering if I could disagree with him more fervently. My life has been touched by suicide a couple times and I have even attempted it myself once.

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Questions about CCODP are still outstanding

November 21, 2011

I am writing concerning Development and Peace. In my reading, the first and most startling incident was the invitation to a Jesuit priest in Mexico to speak in Canada. When questioned by Archbishop Prendergast about abortion, he admitted that he was open to it and was sent packing.

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