Even among strong magisterial Catholics
we can have conflicts about seemingly trivial matters. Trivial, that is, to the one who isn’t arguing about that matter. My latest was where one Catholic was insisting that priests should never plan to put a joke into the beginning of the homily and another was insisting that a little planned joke is good to lighten up the congregation.
I am reading a beautiful book of meditations called My Daily Eucharist , compiled and edited by Joan Carter McHugh.
Here is a sample page about the Eucharist of Padre Pio
“The Holy Mass of Padre Pio in the little chapel was his life, his calvary, his crucifixion, his paradise. It lasted about 3 hours. I would follow him with great attention and emotion in the various phases of the celebration. At the Memento for the Living, his meditation was deep, lengthy, interminable, and interrupted only by some painful sighs. He proceeded slowly in the painful ascent of his mystical calvary, and he arrived exhausted to his crucifixion. The moment of Consecration was the climax of his passion, it was the crucifixion with Jesus. As he pronounced the words of the Consecration, one noted on his pale and exhausted face, the signs of indescribable internal suffering, the horrible martyrdom of the tortured one on the cross.
He looked like Jesus Crucified." (written by Padre D’Apolito in a bio of Padre Pio)