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Is it ok to disagree? <img decoding=” title=”Very Happy” /> Well, I don’t know that I really disagree, I haven’t really thought much that it could be disrupting. I kind of looked at clapping as appreciation for the entire mass and a way to express my happiness for the mass that had just been celebrated. Even after a performance from a theater or something, I clap because I appreciated it to some degree, so I have that same way of thinking about the mass–I appreciate that the mass was celebrated. I tend to have an interesting outlook on some issues, maybe this is one of them. <img decoding=” title=”Wink” />

Sometimes the priest will ask the congregation to thank the choir and parish bands by giving applause, then it is like we are praising them for their performance.

I don’t want to disrupt the prayful environment, and for this reason I think it is also distracting to chat with others after mass while we are still in the sanctuary. I try to move out to the socializing area to do that.