Cologne Cardinal Rainer Maria Woelki has admitted that the carnival mass in Cologne Cathedral is better attended than the Christmas mass on Christmas Eve. He made this remark during a June 18 talk about "Religion and Humor" on the occasion of the 200th birthday of the German composer Jacques Offenbach.
Having nothing better to say, Woelki also criticizes an overuse of smilies.
According to him, the closed eyes of the classic laughing smiley could suggest that the laughing person "excludes the world."
Picture: Rainer Maria Woelki, © Raimond Spekking, wikicommons, CC BY-SA, #newsXkxlbldlpz
Hey, if it comes to that Jungerheld, the secularists are going to walk over Catholics and Protestants both. Though... I admit I had the misconception that Mass is, in theory, an act of worship and not an entertainment event. If any better catechized Catholics wish to correct me, please do.