Are You Actually Participating at Mass?

As many of you are acutely aware, one of the difficulties often faced by the reform of the reform is the common understanding of active participation. The cries of “active participation” are often made to musicians and pastors who advocate and work for a return of more sacred things to the Mass, such as the increasing use of Latin, from both the loft and the sanctuary.

I recently saw this video shared on social media, and found the caller’s view quite similar to the views held by many people. I think Father Gismondi does a great job of explaining the situation more fully, in particular, the distinction between active participation and actual participation.