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Not Catching The Clap With Pope Benedict The XVI

by | 23rd, July 2008

LIKE you we too have read The Spirit of the Liturgy by the then Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger.

He’s now followed in the footsteps of Bono, Mr G9 and lead singer of U2, and changed his name to something more catchy, namely The Pope. Now his words echo with renewed vigour:

Whenever applause breaks out in the liturgy because of some human achievement, it is a sure sign that the essence of the liturgy has totally disappeared and been replaced by a kind of religious entertainment.

Clapping is not on. The Pope may command attention, be voted into his post, preach and kiss babies but he is no politician hungry for applause. The transcriptions of his oratory are not peppered with pauses for “APPLAUSE” and a prayed for “OVATION”.

If Catholic were encouraged to clap were, churches may

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