How many goofy adaptations, inculturations, juvenilifications, and abominations have been tried, ostensibly in order to make the Mass and our Church more "inviting," "relevant," and "inclusive?" And what has been the result? Plummeting religious vocations and church attendance.
We had a Mass that was good enough for 1500 years worth of Catholics. Then we changed it.
At the beginning of the change, there were lots of vocations and high mass attendance. 40 years on, there is a vocations crisis and low Mass attendance. If we want more vocations (a big if, for those who have problems with the "Hierarchical Church") and higher Mass attendance, how about we at least give a chance to what has worked for 1500 years?
Posted by Gibbons (while Fr. John is on Retreat).