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Fiddler on the Apse

By Phil Lawler ( bio - articles - email ) | Mar 20, 2008

If only for the sake of your blood-pressure reading, particularly if your local liturgist is likely to tamper with the rubrics, you really must check Father Z's blog today.

From the Musical: Fiddler on the Apse
(a parody of "Matchmaker, Matchmaker," from Fiddler on the Roof)

Yenta: Modernist Liturgist,
Please wash my feet,
I’m not wearing sox,
And I’ll be discrete,
Inculturate the American Way,
And please wash my feet Thursday….

There's much more. Don't miss it.

Phil Lawler has been a Catholic journalist for more than 30 years. He has edited several Catholic magazines and written eight books. Founder of Catholic World News, he is the news director and lead analyst at See full bio.

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  • Posted by: a son of Mary - Oct. 22, 2009 10:25 PM ET USA

    Well if you've ever attended Mass in India, it can be pretty dreadful at least in New Delhi. It's pretty bad in churches in Indian-run churches in Oman as well. In Delhi, Sacred Heart Cathedral's English masses are irreverent with keyboard electronic back beat lounge lizard music. Lack of reverence begets silly people, in this case the silly Sister who do not revere the Church or her Lord. Let's pray for her conversion.

  • Posted by: Sir William - Oct. 20, 2009 1:06 AM ET USA

    Have you ever noticed that when this crowd demands 'active dialogue' what they really mean is, "Just shut up and give me what I want!"?