Laity need education

I have no objection whatsoever to the prayer changes in the Mass, but they seem so minor to my seasoned years that I wonder why all the fuss. There are changes every day in the readings and the prayer changes in the Mass do not change what the Mass was, is and will continue to be since the Last Supper.

Whatever difficulty the laity has in transitioning from “And also with you” to “And with your spirit” will pass. Few will give additional thought to what they are saying once all the changes become ingrained.

There is no question that the laity needs education when one survey says that half the people attending Mass do not believe in the real presence of Christ in the Eucharist. As much as it would be nice if the changes educated the laity, I think it will take something much more, perhaps even a miracle.

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