FR RAPHAEL Appleby ("Helping the young grow into Faith") June 1, says "thirty years ago young people believed that not to go to Mass was a mortal sin".
When did deliberately missing Mass on Sunday cease to be a mortal sin? Many of the middleaged and elderly still hold that apparently archaic belief.
He does less than justice to past generations when he says that "not much more than loyal obedience was expected from the laity".
Most of us loved the old Mass, some of us attend the new version out of loyal obedience.
E F Duff Staple Hill,