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Church's Divisions Are Tough On Priest

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The new museum at St. Anthony of Padua Church includes a fascinating model of the church that plays up the parish's amusingly schizophrenic nature.

The Italian and English language Mass-goers place the priest facing the people, behind the low altar.

The folks who go to the Tridentine Mass in Latin, when they pass by, turn him around so that he faces the same direction as the people, behind the high altar.

It is an ongoing battle. Father faces this way. He faces that way. He does the Hokey Pokey and he turns himself around. The above picture Buzz snapped, if you want to blow it up and look at it closely, shows the priest in Latin Mass mode.

The guide smiled and sighed: "The Latin Mass people have gotten at this again."

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