Rod Dreher writes on the situation in Dallas of the living and thriving Parish of the Blessed Sacrament and Father Paul Weinberger. I wish my parish was like Blessed Sacrament and we had a Mass in Latin (and that we could pay down our debt). When Mass is in Latin you don’t get teeth-grinding prayers, like we did today.
The choir sang the Gloria to the tune of “O Come, Let us Adore Him.” The very first line of the prayer was changed to “Glory to God in the highest and peace to God’s people on earth.” That’s right, neuter God. I’m sure He loves it when you do that to Him. It’s not a big deal, but it’s jarring enough. I’m sure such things don’t happen in Latin Masses, because even if someone had such a facility in Latin they wouldn’t bother.