Hi, I am a practicing catholic. I was born Catholic years past Vatican II, but reconverted when I hit my early 30s. Now I am more serious about my faith and striving to learn as much as I can because I didn’t have the privilege to attend Catholic School due to physical disabilities.
I am just a practicing Catholic, meaning I am trying to get good at it. I joined here because I always have questions about stuff and I am always running into conflicts within Catholic Church between Catholics who are very, very traditional and oppose the Mass in the Ordinary Form and those who don’t. I am hoping that this is not a place like that. I have been criticized for being an Extraordinary Minister of Communion because I am not a priest and thus profane the Lord by touching Him.
While doing that, I am probably the only female in my parish that wears a head covering during Mass and adoration.
I do like tradition and would love if my parish offered the extraordinary form of the Mass, but I don’t oppose it in the Ordinary form either. I don’t reject Vatican II, nor do I think it’s a heresy, nor do I deny that there are liturgical abuses in the church today.
It’s just hard to get the whole truth when you have two groups of Catholics attacking each other. I just want to make sure I am doing everything “right” and according to very traditional Catholics, I am not. So this leaves me feeling very confused. Some have even told me that the ordinary form of the Mass is not even valid and is illicit, which I disagree with.