Changing the Catholic Church — Some Suggestions Big and Small

Written by Andrew Linn on May 27, 2013

In addition, the following changes should also be made:

There are four types of Eucharistic Prayer the priest can choose from during Mass. Eucharistic Prayer II should be used and the rest can be scrapped.

The same can be said for the Preface to the Eucharistic Prayer. Prior to the changes in 2011, there were 74 Prefaces to choose from (some are designated for certain Masses, e.g. Holy Days). I’m not sure how many Prefaces there are now, but I think they should just pick one and do away with the rest. And it should be listed in the Missal Companion.

Do away with the Song of Praise.

When it comes to Holy Days of Obligation, Mary, Mother of God (January 1), Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary (August 15), and All Saints’ Day (November 1) should be designated as optional Masses (or celebrated on the previous Sunday, as is the case of the Ascension of the Lord here in America). Ash Wednesday, Holy Thursday, and Good Friday could be designated as Holy Days of Obligation.

Image: St. Patrick’s Cathedral Complex; author: Carmelo Bayarcal; Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license

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Andrew Linn
Andrew Linn is a member of the Owensboro Tea Party and a former Field Representative for the Media Research Center. An ex-Democrat, he became a Republican one week after the 2008 Presidential Election. He has an M.A. in history from the University of Louisville, where he became a member of the Phi Alpha Theta historical honors society. He has also contributed to and Right Impulse Media.