I believe this is because in 1994 our church roof caught fire and the Church was renovated to accommodate the novus ordo mass, which included the removal of the kneelers.
I would have been eight at the time of the fire so I accepted not kneeling as the norm and was only made aware of the fact that it is the norm to kneel when I started going to mass at uni where various priests say mass, all of whom find standing instead of kneeling unacceptable.
I would like to know if this is liturgical abuse? and if the liturgy without kneeling is schismatic?
Im worried because I have a great love for my church, my family has been a part of the parish and school for generations and it is an extremely beautiful church, but I dont feel spiritually fulfilled going to a mass where I feel that kneeling would be a way to draw attention to myself.
Edited by JamesTheYounger, 23 November 2005 - 06:59 PM.