A church in Mosul.
"In reality, those who participate in the Mass don't do so because they think or want to believe they are superior to others, but precisely because they know they are in need" of God's mercy, he said.
"We go to Mass because we know we are sinners and want Jesus' forgiveness," the pope said. "When, at the beginning of Mass, we say, 'I confess,' it's not something pro forma. It's a real act of penance." - Source
To compare Mass to a cruise ship imbued with the spirit of anti-Christ strikes me as rather arrogant, even the angels who are present would not dare to revile Mass in such a way.
We need to repent. We need to shape up. We need to remind ourselves of all those who suffer persecution, and are denied access even to a Catholic church, how they would give anything to attend Mass and receive Holy Communion - even at a simple Word and Communion service.
After my Sunday Mass Chat post, a friend wrote offering to pick me up and take me along with the family to the FSSP Mass on Sunday mornings. I did not intend my post to come off as a complaint or a denigration of the ordinary form of Mass I attend. That wasn't at all the intention of my post. As I said, my parish church is fine for me - I believe in the Eucharist - I know the Mass, even when it has been reduced to the essentials. I recognize Christ in the breaking of the bread - it is a wonderful grace I have been given. I am able to tune out a lot of stuff. I prepare for Mass. I pray before, and I spend as much time as possible afterwards in thanksgiving, in the presence of God. I explained to my friend I had no need to go elsewhere.