So I attended mass in Huntington WV this weekend as the army sent me down there for a course.
Anyway the church was small but I had great hope. It was a post VAT II church yet erected a traditional alter on the wall, with the tabernacle behind it, some women were wearing veils and there actually was a crucifix over the altar not the “buddy Christ” statue.
Anyway the mass was a total disappointment, but not as far as invalid. My question was on potential abuses. When the “altar girl” came with the procession holding the cross, she placed it away from the congregation. The cross was physically had it back turned away from the people.
The congregation did not kneel after the Agnus Dei and the blood of Christ was taken to the sacristy after being administered. The priest did not pour water and wine in the chalice and finish it?