This is sad...and yes, a reason some do not come to church anymore.
I agree wholeheartedly with the words at the end. To paraphrase The Incredibles, if anything can become "sacred", then nothing will be held sacred.I do take exception to a couple of the photos -- I went to Catholic school, and when we held Mass, the only two places that could hold the entire student body were the bleachers in the gym or the fold-out seats of the auditorium. When on retreat or a service week, sometimes the best we could do was a folding table in a cabin or outside near the campfire. The beauty of the minimalist Catholic liturgy was that it could be celebrated reverently just about anywhere, from a cathedral to the hood of a Jeep -- if one put the effort into it.It looks like many have just stopped making the effort.
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