According to NCR Bishop Slattery said that his reverting to ad orientem "ought not to be misconstrued as the bishop 'turning his back on the faithful,' as if I am being inconsiderate or hostile. Such an interpretation misses the point that, by facing in the same direction, the posture of the celebrant and the congregation make explicit the fact that we journey together to God."
But the headline writer, (or the author?) trumpets, "Okla. bishop no longer faces people at Mass!"
Because why miss an opportunity to be negative, ignorant, and hostile to anyone in the hierarchy, particularly anyone in the hierarchy who is working for a restoration of reverence and a right ordering of our priorities in Liturgy?