From being synonymous with dodos,
and the sartorially challenged,
this one caught my eye: 'someone whose style is out of fashion.'
What has liturgy got to do with fashion, or whether you are perceived by anyone to be cool or not?
I'm sure most of us have had a look at one time or another at the horror Masses on the web.
So should Mass be of a time, fashion, prevailing cultural mood,
Or should it stand alone from fashion?
I believe without a shadow of a doubt that the Liturgy should never be considered 'fashionable', so colour me fogey.
As an aside, it's very difficult to get Masses scheduled for times that families can actually attend if you are anywhere other than in a major city with pro clergy. It's impossible to introduce the EF Mass to families if the only time is the bum end of a Sunday, and you have to travel an hour or more one way. It's no wonder a skew is seen in some places in terms of demographic. Where Masses are said at reasonable times, families attend. I personally can't stand mid afternoon Masses. Not only does it put a crimp in your lunch, if you have time to have it before 'the drive', it's damned anti-social for the wider family. I'd love to have a nine o'clock where I am, or even an eight!