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Slow down

“One of the practical consequences of the introduction of the changes is that we will have to slow down.  We will have to slow down in order to allow the sense of these texts to be perceived by those who are hearing them proclaimed.” — Msgr. Andrew R. Wadsworth on the new Mass translation

While those who are already leaning for the exits by the time they sit in the pews this will be most unwelcome.  For the rest, however, perhaps this slowing down will be a welcome respite from a world spinning ever faster and indeed a reminder that what happens at Mass is a time unto itself, a reminder that no matter how pressing are things outside the walls of the church nothing is more important than what happens here.

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  • Owen November 5, 2010, 11:23 am

    Slow down, you move to fast, gotta make the Mass last, yeah – bah dah, dah dah dah dah, feelin’ holy

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