Does the Church encourage silent reverence before Mass?


#1

I watch presentations on ChurchMilitant.tv -- the Vortex. It has been suggested that the Church is discouraging people visiting (talking, laughing, etc.) in church before Mass, from contemporary music, etc. and moving toward a more reverent and ritualistic posture with quiet and more prayerful music at church before and during Mass. Is this accurate?


#2

Hi,

This is certainly the stance that Pope Benedict takes. Mass is a time for worship; not recreation or socializing.

Fr. Vincent Serpa, O.P.


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