Ask Cardinal Mahony

Ask Cardinal Mahony

Cardinal Roger Mahony of Los Angeles is going to hold an online chat and answer questions from the faithful during the Religious Education Congress. The questions are submitted ahead of time and I’m sure they will be carefully vetted to avoid any “unpleasantness.” For example, I doubt he will answer this one: “... what you think about using more Latin in the Mass?” or this one: “Just curious about some new things I’ve seen at church. May a priest change the liturgy as he sees fit? For example, may he change the words given by ICEL, use a wooden or glass chalice, or allow a lay person to read the Gospel or give a homily? Thank you.”

On the other hand, I expect we’ll see answers to this one: “Do you think the Church will restore the female diaconate, and if so, when?” and probably softballs like this one: “Are there any plans to publish the photographs you took during the construction of our Cathedral? It would be so great to witness the construction through your eyes.”

Anyway, if you feel like tilting at a windmill you can submit a question at the site and see it not answered on March 31.

[Thanks to Patrick Kinsale for the link.]

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