Tuesday, July 21, 2015

A Voice From the Grave on the Changes People Forced on the Mass

One of my two parishes is Annunciation Catholic Church in Brazil.  For 45 years, beginning in 1962, Fr. Anthony Spicuzza was the pastor of the parish here.  I recently traveled to the Archdiocesan Archives to look through the history of the parish.  It was fascinating and fun!


I found a survey that was sent out in the wake of the 2nd Vatican Council and one of the answers by Fr. Spicuzza caught my attention:


In Father Spicuzza's assessment, then, the thing that was a challenge for the young people of the Church was all the changes that people were adding to the Mass on their own initiative.

It was a very prophetic utterance