John’s wife took issue with the size of the poor boxes in church a while ago. I think the poor box in our church is the same size as the suggestion box in Hell.
over at Gregorian Rant about readings on Pentecost:
This past Sunday the Bible readings in my parish were done in about a dozen different languages, in an effort to underscore the idea that the apostles were given the gift of ‘speaking in tongues’ by the Holy Spirit. The only real problem is that they apparently forgot to announce before the mass that they would be doing that, so quite a few parishoners were left wondering what the heck was going on, including myself.
I, of course,
It is a custom in Eastern churches to sing the gospel in multiple languages. I did it in German one year. Lots of fun. By this we commemorate the reversal of the confusion of tongues at Babel. Of course, that doesn’t mean it is a custom in the latin rite. But I thought you should know it is not necessarily screwy.