From a reader…
Father, Is it permissible for a priest to instead of giving a homily at a Sunday Mass, “Open up that time to the congregation for a Q&A on any topics they would like to discuss?” I am pretty sure this is not ok but wanted to double check that this is in fact not permitted, as our priest informed us. he will be doing this next Sunday. Thank you!
It’s not okay, and frankly, it’s rather silly.
I would recommend going. Ask the question:
“Father, when did the Church give you the authority to mess around with our Liturgy and turn the homily into a Town Hall Meeting?”
If he pulls out a ukelele… well… that’s, as they say, another whole ball of wax.