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Friday, September 26, 2003

Liturgical Abuses

News of the upcoming Vatican document aimed at stemming litugical abuses is spreading, with the media's usual lack of understanding of Catholicism. Two examples:

No Clapping, Dancing at Mass, Vatican to Warn
Anger at Vatican plan to ban altar girls

Here on Korea, there won't be much controversy. I've never once seen an altar girl or liturgical dancing or clapping. I have been surprised by the use of the Apostles' Creed in place of the Niceo-Constantipolitan Creed at Sunday Mass, but other than that, the Korean Church tends to be very conservative in its liturgical practices