Liturgy and consumerism

This is the best article I have read, so far, on the recent Motu Proprio “Traditionis Custodes”. The author repeatedly opposes the liturgy to the consumerist culture. Beauty requires gratuitousness, which is another way of describing the “Active Participation” required in the Catholic liturgy. Consumerism has invaded both forms of the Mass. An example? Music. As long as Catholics in the pews do not sing spontaneously, without hired instrumental support, then church singing is another form of sub-contracting a “chore” we are too proud to do ourselves… The active participation in the Liturgy described by Pius X, Pius XII and of course all the popes since Vatican II, cannot be sub-contracted. Let us get consumerism out of our liturgies…

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