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Cardinal Tagle to priests: don’t begin Mass with ‘Good Morning’

July 07, 2017

Cardinal Luis Tagle of Manila has told his priests that they should not say “Good morning” to the congregation at the beginning of Mass.

“Is not the expression, ‘The Lord be with you,’ more than enough?” the Filipino cardinal reasoned.

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  • Posted by: nix898049 - Jul. 10, 2017 4:02 PM ET USA

    I'm not a big fan of Tagle, but I'll give him this one.

  • Posted by: pennyd - Jul. 08, 2017 1:21 PM ET USA

    Especially when it's a Mass at 5 p.m.

  • Posted by: Gregory108 - Jul. 08, 2017 11:34 AM ET USA

    Armed with this knowledge, I sure gave our associate a good talking to this morning when he started out with "Good Morning!" "Excuse me, Father! Before you go on with the opening song, do you know the awful thing you just did? Where did you go to seminary?"

  • Posted by: rjbennett1294 - Jul. 08, 2017 7:53 AM ET USA

    "Don’t wish parishoners (sic) ‘good morning’ at the start of Mass, says Cardinal Tagle" As if there weren't other, more serious problems with the way Mass is said these days, everywhere in the world.

  • Posted by: Lucius49 - Jul. 07, 2017 4:25 PM ET USA

    The Cardinal is absolutely correct. When priests say Good Morning it means they don't understand the difference between the sacred and profane. The greeting at Mass is sacred. The same goes for Have a good day after the Go the Mass is ended. Bravo that he said it.

  • Posted by: feedback - Jul. 07, 2017 12:45 PM ET USA

    Priests who start Mass with a "Good morning" don't seem to grasp the supreme profundity of the "Dominus vobiscum."