Monday, July 14, 2003

Will the contraceptive culture kill the short Mass?

Everyone knows that people of European extraction ("white") don't have many babies anymore. Most European nations are shrinking, and the U.S.A. would be as well if not for immigration, primarily from Hispanic countries. Fr. Peter Phan makes a good point here: “Pastors think about Mass as 9:30 to 10:15. With Hispanics? Who are you kidding?” he said. “If the majority of your Catholics are not white, how do you deal with them?”

He's right. Spanish Masses are generally pretty long. If you want to keep your 35-minute Mass, you better have babies! (link courtesy of The Curt Jester.)

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