Next to “Anthem”…

the most irritating phenomenon in AmChurch is the dumb habit congregations have fallen into of applauding after the liturgical musicians have finished playing “Anthem” or “Aren’t We Fabulous” or whatever else it is they thump out on their washboards and zithers to cheerlead. Mass is prayer, not performance. Let’s stop going to Mass to worship ourselves and use the time to pray instead.