While I'm falling behind in my list of items on which I need to blog, let me just alert you this morning to an article I found recently over at the New Liturgical Movement blog. Jeffrey Tucker posted this article on how Pope Benedict XVI is turning away from the pathetic youth ministry culture which has been in force for a generation.
Of course much of the same nonsense one finds at parish or high school "youth masses" or at World Youth Day can also be found within the beloved bounds of the Missouri Synod's homey back yard. One need only think of the Synod's own cute little version of World Youth Day, the Synod Youth Gathering, or the "seeker" worship services put on by some of our most "courageous churches," ablaze with the spirit of innovation for the sake of the gospel.
The Roman Church has a liturgist who is slowly but clearly guiding it back to liturgical sanity, from the top down. For this I thank God; and I pray for such a shepherd among us.