At my home parish my pastor does not believe in adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. We do not even have a monstrance in the building and the parish has been there for 26 years (same pastor).
I have not discussed this with him but someone in the know said that he thinks that adoration of the exposed sacrament is idolatry. If we need to pray before Our Blessed Lord, we can pray before the tabernacle (off on the side in the chapel.)
Now I am very involved with this parish and this is really the only disagreement I have with him. I am not going to make like a protestant and found my own church.
My question is what would cause a 62 year old pastor to believe that adoration is idolatry? As far as I know we have never sent a young man to the seminary, and I think this is one reason why, no adoration. credo