Okay I’ve got to ask.
What is up with some Catholics who seem to have an allergy or a strong, knee-jerk reaction to anybody suggesting pious Catholic traditions or practices be observed?
Women veiling. People scream “pharisee!” at the very idea of women veiling in Church - oh the horror!
Liturgical customs: make the suggestion that you’d like to see the Confiteor/Kyrie used more often as the penitential Rite, or that the Roman Canon should be used more often, or that the Sanctus et Benedictus and Agnus Dei should be sung in Latin and watch head’s start spinning. “To do so would reverse all of Vatican II’s reforms!!”
Oh and don’t even bring up the possibility of the Priest saying the Anaphora while facing ad Orientem - such is anathema!
Or disciplinary traditions - how dare you even SUGGEST that Catholics should try to fast from midnight the night before Sunday morning Mass. If I can’t have my bacon and eggs exactly 30 min before I leave for Mass I’ll just die!
What’s up with this intense resistance to traditional customs? Is it because people are worried the reforms of Vatican II will be somehow nullified? Are they simply ignorant of the ancient origin and immemorial practice of such pious customs in the Church? Do they value modern Western cultural norms more than they value ancient Christian traditions, and so resist anything which doesn’t jive well with modern culture?
What’s going on?