Good post from Joe Paprocki over at Catechist's Journey on an incident at Mass last weekend where the priest, at the dismissal, moved the deacon's chair away from the presider's and announced to a Chicago congregation by yelling "Go Packers" that he himself was a Packer fan in "Bear country" - tainting the closing rite with partisanship and catching boo's from the people. Comments are interesting - and the discussion of the wearing of sports jerseys to Mass is interesting. Take a look.
One of my contentions is that we have become a society in which most people are uncomfortable with formal, ritual occasions - and that many people no longer know how to dress for Mass because it is a foreign experience. Maybe one of the things we need catechesis on is respect - and how one's garb and demeanor at Mass indicate that!