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The most segregated hour in America happens on Sunday everywhere you go to worship Why is that Is it because of tradition culture race Or does it date back to when our ancestors came over to the land of the free Perhaps all of the way back to the time of Babel and he confused their language so that they were not able to understand one anothers speech So the Lord scattered them abroad from there over the face of all the earth All of these factors contribute to the problem We need to ask the question is it better this way or should we do some thing about it Tradition is one of the key concepts in American churches it is the handing down of customs from generation to generation For example it is a tradition for my family to celebrate midnight mass for Christmas This is a tradition that has been practiced in my family for many years People tend to follow the customs and beliefs that have been set before them by there parents and grandparents In the American melting pot there are many different notions and practices that have been passed down through generations and show themselves in the way that people worship in church There are so many stereotypes that are put on other races and cultures that make it uncomfortable for people to fit in I come from a middle class town and attend a middle class Catholic Church that is very set in its traditions The congregation is made up of mostly white middle class people It would be very rare to see an African American family on a Sunday morning liturgy On the rare occasion that a family of different ethnicity would come to celebrate with our church we would just treat them as one of the families in our parish It was up to them to venture out of their comfort zone and
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