Today was the last day of my holidays and I attended Mass with friends in their parish.
The priest started his homily by saying it would be a hard one. Then he mentioned another scandal in the diocese and why people stay in the Church. Faith. He said, “The Bishop is going to be unhappy with me,” and then announced there would be no Creed today, that we were to take 30 seconds this week to reflect on what we pray in the Creed.
OK, I get it. But there was a Baptism. No Renunciation of Sin, no Baptismal Promises. That I don’t get. Straight to “Is is your will that your child be baptized?”
I’d attended Mass there once before. At that one in the homily he made the comment that if you’re all pious you’re neurotic and if you think God speaks to you, “That psychosis, take a pill.”