quod pro nobis traditum est

Thursday, January 05, 2012

Pro family

This morning I received a notice from one of the social networks saying that a pro-family group was following me. This group, unknown to me, describes itself as supportive of all types of families. With so many pro-family groups out there I decided to block this follower.

While we are on the pro-family topic, there is a stereo-type that following the historic liturgy of the Church is anti-family. This belies more a suspicion of the liturgy than any basis in fact. Historically, the family worshipped together. The text of the historic liturgy speaks to people of all ages and conditions.

Today, attempts at creating specialized services to appeal to different age groups and basing these services on musical tastes seems to result instead in dividing the family into separate worship units. The focus of worship is lost in the process. The primary focus of worship, being divine in nature, shifts to the musical tastes themselves, that is, reflecting man's nature.

Fortunately, this is not true everywhere. The historic liturgy of the Church, when and where it is found, continues to unite saints of all ages in the one true faith, while upholding the future of the family, a divine creation.

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