Literally, last night, I had a nightmare about people at a Novus Ordo Mass. The church was very modern and I was processing in and an older woman was caring in the Lectionary ahead of me. For some strange reason it had two microphones on it. I needed to borrow it from her to use the microphones two times as we processed in. All of a sudden she gets extremely angry because I had asked to use the microphones. She screams at me and goes into the sanctuary and keeps on telling me how terrible I am for inconveniencing her by needing the Lectionary. Then literally all hell breaks out and all those at the mass started to get angry with me and shouting at me. They were all old men and women in their 60’s and 70’s. They were extremely angry at me for being a priest who tries to promote the Latin Mass. They, as laity, wanted to be in charge and wanted everything their way.
Then, some how, some peace was gained in my dream and a new younger group of people filled the church and there was peace. I remember seeing all of these people kneeling and quietly praying in the pews.
The original author of this blog passed away in July of 2016. RIP Father Carota.