Question: How many parishioners does it take to change the light bulbs at the new St. Francis Church?
Answer: As many as it will take to raise $12,000.
Subject: Pray from the Heart
Puh-lease. There is so much wrong in this email message and the forwarded text that I hardly know where to begin. Let me make this point about the illogic of it: What if there’s a group in Fr. Radloff’s parish whose “language of the heart” is Vietnamese…or Polish…or Korean? Will he provide a Mass in each of those languages? There’s a reason that Latin is the UNIVERSAL language of the Church. The General Instruction of the Roman Missal (GIRM) says: “Since faithful from different countries come together ever more frequently, it is fitting that they know how to sing together at least some parts of the Mass in Latin, especially the Creed and the Lord’s Prayer…”. And what if one’s “language of the heart” just happens to be…uh…well…Latin? Hmmm.