I’d love to know what kind of payoff the various members of VC received from the publishers for their betrayal of the Catholic faithful. What’s the difference between the members of VC and other purveyors of the world’s oldest profession? Beats me…I feel sorry for the several congregations reported on there who are somehow unable to pronounce "and with your spirit," "hosts," etc., and so have been "silenced."
Lest that be thought facetious on my part, I reiterate, I am genuinely sorry for those parishioners, because their muteness speaks volumes about the quality of the leadership they enjoy in their parishes.
I suppose it is possible that those reporting on these troubling times in their parishes are not leaders, per se, bearing none of the blame, but pew-sitters, who while virtually vocal enough in comboxes, do indeed suffer from some disorder of the throat or vocal cords and are actually silent now, as they would perforce have been with the old translation.
Or they may suffer from selective mutism, and require inebriation, either of the spirit, or the more traditional kind.
Of course, the cure may be worse than the disease.
Baring the Blame for Their Silence?