Clapping in the Liturgy? Pope Benedict weighs in…

“Whenever applause breaks out in the liturgy because of some human achievement, it is a sure sign that the essence of liturgy has totally disappeared and been replaced by a kind of religious entertainment.”

 Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger, The Spirit of the Liturgy, 198.

 As St. Pope Pius X said when he was received with applause upon entering St. Peter’s Basilica:

“It is not fitting to applaud the servant in the house of his Master.” Saint Pius X was such a great man. It’s too bad that he’s been forgotten. Just say no to clapping in Mass.

 HT: Ross Earl Hoffman


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