|Tinkering is a past-time for children and men with time on their hands and should never be attempted by misguided women at the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass|
Who are the Mass Tinkerers, you ask?
They are those people, usually grey-haired women, who INSIST upon not only referring to God the FATHER in gender-neutral language but in absolutely drowning out everyone around them who try to say the words prescribed by the GIRM.
I have asked this question before: What do those of you committed to the Extraordinary Form of the Mass do on weekdays? Do you feel it's better to attend no Mass at all rather than one where people take liberties?
Our Lord is the same no matter what. If the priest offering the Holy Sacrifice sticks to the book, the Mass is valid, period. But what do you do with people who make up their own words?
I don't think the responses of the faithful during Mass are an appropriate place to pick a fight, but some days...
I can't believe for one minute that our orthodox priests are immune to hearing this abuse take place, so for the love of all that's good, please speak up! The New Translation provides an excellent opportunity to address this nonsense by reminding people that we're not at liberty to make up what's not there. Now that nearly every parish and chapel has prayer cards, it's the perfect time to remind those who wish to invent their own liturgy to stick to what's there or zip it!