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Archbishop in Philippines forbids clapping at Mass

February 24, 2020

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CWN Editor's Note: Archbishp Socrates Villegas of Lingayen-Dagupan has told the faithful that they should not clap during Mass. Reminding the faithful that the Eucharistic sacrifice is a representation of Christ’s agony on Calvary, he asked: “Who claps while others are in pain?” Decrying the tendency for ministers to form a “self-organized mutual admiration club,” the archbishop recalled the words of St. Pius X, that “it is not fitting that the servant should be applauded in his Master’s house.”

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  • Posted by: Randal Mandock - Feb. 24, 2020 4:59 PM ET USA

    Bravo! The Archbishop is taking a stand for reverence and manners. Very welcome and refreshing.

  • Posted by: nix898049 - Feb. 24, 2020 4:45 PM ET USA

    Well put. Couldn't agree more.