Here in the “Liturgy & Sacraments” forum, it seems no topic can go untouched without debating, discussing, lamenting, or expounding the liturgical adaptations and exceptions that exist for American (Latin) Catholics through the courtesy of the USCCB.
I am so sick and tired of being the exception to the universal norms of the Church! Why must the USCCB seek special privileges in these matters…and why does Rome assent to them?
Among these exceptions:
*]Standing for Holy Communion (and a Simple Bow of the Head as the Sign of Reverence)
*]Pouring of the Precious Blood
*]Sacred Vessels Made of Hard Woods, etc.
*]Holy Days of Obligation Relegated to the Nearest Sunday
This thread is intended for expressing your thoughts on the reasons for and the results of so many American adaptations. Of special interest are the opinions of those beyond the reach of the USCCB and of Eastern Rite Catholics. Is there indifference toward American nonconformity? Jealousy? Contempt?