Moved to praise, perplexity

In the more than 40 years that I have been reading the Catholic Review, I don’t recall writing to either agree or disagree with some article or point of view. However, the July 22 edition includes items that prompt me to do so.

Thank you for keeping us up-to-date on Father Patrick Peyton’s sainthood cause. In the 1950s, during the early days of the “Family That Prays Together” campaign, I was one of many students at the College of St. Rose in Albany who helped stuff envelopes, etc., to promote his vision. Upon marrying, my spouse and I signed the campaign’s pledge to make the rosary a part of our family prayer life. Father Peyton influenced our decision to become officially engaged in front of Mary’s statue in St. Francis of Assisi Church in New York City. We had 40 blessed years together.

The series of articles on the proposed new missal leaves me wondering why so much time and space is being given to this? For me, these articles reinforce the feeling that the faithful, priests and laity, are nothing but sheep who supposedly are obliged to follow the whims of out-of-touch, so-called, leaders. Where are the truer voices of Vatican II?

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