Apples and oranges. There’s a rhythm and flow to liturgy. I don’t think people are looking for Mass to be “as quick as possible” but rather to flow smoothly and prayerfully. For example, let’s say a priest decided to pray in silence for 30 minutes following communion. If someone finds that to be an inappropriate length does that mean that they want a “fast food Mass”?
I find it amazing how judgmental we all can be when someone else’s concept of liturgy doesn’t meet our own.
The Communion line at the EF I attend where kneeling is mandatory moves just as well as the OF where most people stand. Kneeling is a sign of reverence, we kneel before our Lord. Scripture tell us, “every knee shall bend”. Jesus knelt to pray. Why are we so bold as to stand before Him?
We’re “so bold” because God can make us worthy to stand before Him, as Eucharistic Prayer II says, “We thank you for counting us worthy to stand in your presence and serve you.”
The norm for reception of Communion in the Church is on tongue while kneeling. It only became the norm in the US because of rebellion. Pope Paul VI ruled against it yet it went on anyway. Receiving in hand while standing is something Luther wanted.
Its time to give this argument a rest. It is what it is. All the complaining won’t do a thing about anything. Its the normal liturgical practice in the US for a variety of reasons. Throwing around words like “rebellion” is unfair and unChristian to those who who reverently and faithfully receive in the hand while standing each week.