Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Altar boys at The Institute of the Good Shepherd: St. Eloi, Bordeaux

What good could possibly outweigh the custom of offering boys and young men the privilege of associating with the work of the priest?

And this not in an ambiguous way which pretends their manhood is negligible or incidental, but precisely in a corporate sense as young men which is not possible except as it is reserved exclusively for the participation of young men?

Who can be expected to believe the Church sincere when we say that any prayer, sacrifice and effort must be undertaken for the sake of vocations to the priesthood except for the sacrifices which entail restoring the custom of altar boys?

(Photo: Thanks to The New Liturgical Movement.)

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