From a reader:
Dear Fr. Z., I am aware that the GIRM for OF Masses requires all passing in front of a tabernacle to BOW instead of genuflect, and for everyone to comport to the action of the priest during procession and recession. However, the faithful are supposed to genuflect at all other times. I notice that out of any ten able-bodied parishioners, I see maybe two or three genuflexions to 7 or 8 bows, and only two or three of those are executed in what one might construe as a reverent sense.
How long until the USCCB authorizes them to wave or flash a gang sign?
Our pastor and priests set a good example (one bows, but bows very deeply), but the implications of lex orandi lex credendi here are disturbing — what can a layman do?
Set a good example.
Continue to genuflect.