We stayed in town to go to church. The roads are slick and the sidewalks are icy, not the best recipe for traveling to our downtown parish at the Cathedral.
A few week into the Missal changes, people are adapting well. "And with your spirit" begins to confuse itself into something near silence by the end of Mass, but people are getting the hang of it.
Tonight was, of course, the first outing for the "new" Gloria. The words themselves posed no problems at all, but the setting -- Dan Schutte, I'm calling you out on this -- is atrocious. People are expected to cover fully an octave and a half. That's not possible. Look around at an ordinary assembly. Do you see Roy Orbison? Didn't think so, so enough already with the operatic leaps.
Could we please, please just do the Latin chant? Could we please, please simply be a catholic church?