Sometimes the strange cha- cha- changes just slap you in the face in a way that brings such clarity, there is no need for further comment. I have written a few times about the gutting of the Breviary as a most devastating development for the faith, as all the powerful prayers/Psalms calling down God”s vengeance have been expunged. So 95% of the world’s religious are no longer saying these prayers. Do you think that might have something to do with something?
Every Catholic in the world who attended Mass today and prayed the Communion Antiphon made an effort to get God’s attention and action. Which of the two forms do you think appealed more to God?
Mass propers for Monday of Holy Week:
2017 COMMUNION ANTIPHON Cf. Ps 102 (101): 3
Do not hide your face from me in the day of my distress.
Turn your ear towards me; on the day when I call, speedily answer me.
1962 COMMUNION ANTIPHON (Ps. 34:26)
Let all who rejoice at my misfortune be put to shame and confounded. Let those who speak maliciously of me be clothed with shame and disgrace.