End Archaic Church Terms
John Driver, Daveyton – JH Goossens (January 11) replied to my letter by stating that we needed to go to confession to a priest. I earlier said we did not, we could confess our sins to Jesus.
Perhaps all the king’s men should rewrite the liturgy, then the priest can say: “Behold the Lamb of God who takes away the sins of Catholics of the world.”
At the same time, they might rewrite the Our Father, we no longer say thee and thou, not since Pa fell off the bus.
When I recite the rosary, which I do every day, I omit Hail Mary and replace it with Mother Mary. I also don’t refer to Our Lady’s anatomy, but rather say in place thereof Your firstborn Jesus. I also replace Our Father who art in heaven with Our heavenly Father, omitting all the thees and thous.
Maybe it will take the Church another 2000 years to get the celebration right.
I noticed when I watched Midnight Mass broadcast from Rome that the cardinals had the opportunity to at least dip the Eucharist into the chalice of wine, while everyone else (the plebs) only received the host.