[quote=cmom]How can you be objective?
It would simply be better to have a checklist and say this happened or this didn’t. Otherwise your opinons will color the outcome.
Right. That’s exactly what I mean. A sample question would be something like this:
At the Profession of Faith did they
· Follow missal or use traditional Nicene creed unchanged?
· use a different creed (other than Apostle’s or Nicene)?
· change the language of the creed?
For the Eucharistic Prayer, Blessing of Gifts did they
· follow missal or use standard published prayers?
· use a different prayer (other than published prayers)?
· change the language of the published prayer?
How would you know its a typical Mass? What if its not your type of music? Maybe they have a visiting priest, maybe they have more than one priest? Maybe the priest was having a terrible, horrible, no-good very bad day?
Reviews would average out. The more reviews a parish gets, the more the scores would average. That way bad days can be factored in. Of course, even on a bad day, the laity shouldn’t be particpating in the consecration or changing the words of the creed.
How many people know the GIRM , Canon law and Redemptionis Sacramentum by heart to know if something is an abuse or an option?
The only person who’d have to know would be the one who programs the survey (i.e. me…) As you can see from the sample question, it would be based on their observations of what they saw. I’d try to use laicized terms so everyone can understand what I’m talking about.
That said, while it sounds good in theory, I think the idea has too many practical problems attached to it.
Any mass where you can recieve Jesus Christ is a good Mass.
That is true, but what if the priest doesn’t do the words of consecration? That’s what I’m getting at.
But thanks for your opinion. It does help!