As you know, the Church acknowledged the 50th Anniversary of the beginning of what we now refer to as Vatican II. The intent by the Holy Father was to modernise the Church, however many of us know that the attempt to modernise was hijacked and corrupted way beyond the imagination of a great many people.
The revision of the English-language Novus Ordo, which was long overdue, is approaching her one year anniversary. In the comboxes below, please share your struggles with these changes, and just frustrations you have with the NO in general over the past 45 years.
Jimmy Akin shared a story about the "troping" of the Agnus Dei in the National Catholic Register; http://www.ncregister.com/blog/jimmy-akin/vatican-stop-messing-with-the-lamb-of-god which is and has been a bur in my saddle forever. It was confusing to sing along with (which I *hate* singing the AD and the Pater Noster...hand holding too) and, according to Jimmy who did the research, it's *wrong*!
I've already shared my NO struggles; singing the Pater Noster (which, thankfully our parish does not do), holding hands during the Pater Noster (which, unfortunately our parish and many, many others do :-/), lay Eucharistic Ministers (disclaimer: I used to be one until I realised this should only be done by a priest or a deacon), and (I know I'm gonna catch hell for this one) "altar girls". Again, disclaimer: my daughter was one...I was very proud of her (and still am) however, this was before I learned that this is a gateway for young men to discern for Holy Orders which we all know is not open to women (or wymyn for you femi-nazis or pantsuit nuns).
I'd love to see your responses!
Benefaciat vobis Deus!