Aug 20, 2007

"The people" are (gasp!) facing away from each other!

The opponents of the Latin Mass claim, wrongly, that in the Latin Mass the celebrant "has his back to" and is "facing away from" the congregation.

Of course, they don't say, "congregation." They use a term that, as it happens, the collectivists and socialists also use, "the people."

But as we know, the priest is not "facing away from" the congregation or "having his back to" us. He is leading us in worship.

Let's use the logic of the opponents of the Mass of the Ages, though. If it is bad for the celebrant to "have his back to the people," let's look at "the people" themselves in the Novus Ordo Mass. Row after row in the pews, they (gasp!) all have their backs to each other! Shocking, but true.

It's going to take a Rubik's Cube expert to figure out how to position everyone in the congregation so no one has his back to anyone else.

Got any suggestions? (Hint: Don't ask a liberal.)


Anonymous Fred C. said...

Be careful, we could end up with circular pews and rotating altars.

11:27 AM  
Blogger Quintero said...

Dear Fred C.,

What great ideas! Thanks for checking in.

We could have one circular pew that would hold everyone. But the altar would have to rotate all the time, or else the priest himself would have to keep moving around.

12:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mirrors. Gotta have mirrors. On the walls, on the ceilings, on the floors. With mirrors we can see ourselves and each other. Mirrors- now that's the ticket!

9:41 AM  
Blogger Quintero said...

Dear Anonymous 9:41 a.m.,

Thanks for your suggestion. Not only is it ingenious, it made me laugh out loud and probably is doing the same for visitors here.

3:41 PM  

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