I am impressed with an article in The Age today by Brendan Nelson, Australia's federal Minister for Education. He emphasises the importance of teaching values in schools. This part seems particularly relevant:
Catholics demonstrate a lack of respect for people when they do not follow the liturgical laws. Not only is it a lack of respect for those in the curia who write the liturgical books. It is also for the Pope who approves them. And for others in the congregation, who should be able to expect the liturgical books to be faithfully followed.
By J.R. Lilburne, 23 September 2002. I give what I have written on this page to the public domain.