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Kevin said in November 19th, 2008 at 1:05 pm

Thank you for the detailed review and photographs. I was planning to attend but had a last minute conflict.

I always enjoy the music at Corpus Christi, but I too find their liturgies off-putting.

Anonymous said in December 8th, 2008 at 4:05 pm

Thank you for your comments. I am happy that some one has spoken up about the sad state of affairs at Corpus Christi. It used to be my parish and at the lecture I thought back to the days when the old mass was celebrated there: the housling cloth, the high Edwardian collars on the servers, etc. The old vestments are almost never used now although they would have added dignity to the celebration that evening. I doubt also if the late pastor, Msgr. Myles Bourke would have approved the use of a female server. It is not that the members of the parish did not struggle to maintain its heritage. They did. But they focused on music and somehow the liturgy got lost in the shuffle. There was also the problem of theological liberalism. That evening during the interlude before the lecture the person next to me launched into a rant about Teillhard de Chardin and how we have spiritually advanced so far beyond Marian catholicism. I do not think there is any hope for Corpus Christi as far as the Catholic tradition is concerned unless they got a traditional pastor. A lot of those who use to attend there have moved on to St. Agnes and other places. I did see a few old familiar faces and they agreed that the Msgr. would not have been in agreement with what you witnessed that evening. But then he was hardly a hard line traditionalist. He did, as I recall, vouchsafe in a homily once that if the old mass was a corpse preserved, the novus ordo is that same corpse decayed.

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