I am pretty concerned and worried about possible liturgical abuses. When is a priest ‘allowed’ to do something? My concerns are as follows:
At my parish, there are many extraordinary ministers of holy communion, even though I’m pretty sure they are ‘extraordinary’ for a reason according to the missal.
At another parish I went to Mass at, the priest omitted the homily and read out a message from the President of the Bishops Conference when the rubrics state that on Sunday the priest must say a homily even if he also wishes to read an announcement. There were also no kneelers at this parish.
Also, are guitar masses allowed every Sunday, or is this an abuse? I am very confused about what constitutes an abuse, or whether the mentioned things are even allowed. Is a ‘charismatic Mass’ with hand waving and lively music allowed? What should I do if these are abuses? What is allowed, and what is not. Perhaps Father @edward_george1 could chime in?Of course, no obligation if you rather wouldn’t, father.
I am confused so would appreciate responses. Thank you.