February 13, 2011

A Favorite Little Penitential Rite Story

In the course of something else I'm trying to figure out in these days, I was reminded of one of my favorite little liturgical rants from an old Jesuit who was one of our Scripture teachers.

Father went to Mass one day, but was disappointed when the presiding priest introduced the penitential rite as referring to "our faults and failings."

Our teacher said that he walked out. "I follow St. Paul and boast of my 'faults and failings.' What I need is forgiveness of sins."

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