|1/25/2013 4:02:00 PM|
God will hear us together
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Bishops from Texas, Oklahoma and Arkansas recite the Apostles' Creed in front of the tomb of St. Peter before concelebrating Mass in the crypt of St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican March 15.
To the Catholic Sentinel:
Recently the words “I believe” were restored to the Creed. This is rightly done, because though “we believe” as Catholics, the Creed is an affirmation by each individual.
Speaking in unison is not the purpose of the Creed.
I have seen some priests have difficulty in the art of leading the Creed, perhaps trying too hard to lead. A priest is president over the Mass, of course. At certain points he even speaks and acts in the person of Christ. However in proclaiming the Creed, the priest affirms his Catholic faith like everybody else.
When the hearts of the people exclaim the Creed, God will hear them together.
Let us uphold our strong Proclamation of Faith, the Creed, as an authentic experience of the Catholic Church.