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Mark C. N. Sullivan is an editor at a Massachusetts university. He is married and the father of three children. Email
Thursday, August 28, 2003 From an eloquent sermon given on the Feast of Corpus Christi by Fr. Martin Edwards, on the occasion of the first Missa Cantata in 37 years at St. Mary's Church, Ryde, Isle of Wight:
The story is told of Cardinal Kaspar, who heads the Vatican Congregation for Dialogue with other religions. He recently attended a Greek Orthodox service. Some of you may know that their services go on for a very long time. Afterwards the celebrant said to him, "I hope that you were not bored". The Cardinal replied, "no, not at all". "It did not go on too long for you then? Perhaps you think we might modernise it or make it simpler", the celebrant asked. "No", replied the Cardinal. "It should stay exactly as it is. It is very beautiful". So the celebrant said, "so why did you do all that you have done to your Mass then"?