Here's Tim Drake's interview with Dr. Beckwith. I could relate to a lot of what he said regarding his upbringing in the Church during the 60's and 70's. Still, there are many other "cradle Catholics" who held to the faith and didn't jump ship because of kumbayaism. Those of us who left in the 70's, I suspect, didn't believe or know Jesus was there, really present at the altar. (I don't know what I was thinking when the priest held up the Sacred Host and said, "This is Jesus, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world!) If I truly believed as a 14 year old in 1973 that Jesus was present in the Mass, no amount of bible study, warm fellowship, Chick Tracts or exciting contemporary praise and worship services could have dragged me away. I simply was not believing, not interested or both. No matter how watered down the homilies were, or the singing vapid, Christ was still made present in the Mass in the breaking of the bread. I just didn't see Him because I wasn't looking for Him.
(Just thought I'd point out, I think that Hm chord in the music above is supposed to be Bm. Now that I think of it, maybe that's why I left the Church after all....too many Hm chords I played in the folk Mass)