It leaves me with mixed feelings.
As a pre-Vatican II Roman Catholic, I knew what silence was for. I have spent many, many hours in a quiet church, praying, opening my mind and soul to God. Churches were for prayer, in those days. Now, they are "environments" for "worship experience."
There is nothing wrong with a "worship experience," but the Holy Spirit knows that silence is what brings people face to face with God. If He is not welcome in the Roman Catholic church, He will work elsewhere.
In the article, Richardson quotes from T.S. Eliot:
Where is the Life we have lost in living?...and closes with:
Where is the wisdom we have lost in knowledge?
Where is the knowledge we have lost in information? ...
Find the quiet places. Seek them. Run to them. And then sit and wait. Listen and hear what the Spirit is saying. The silence is a harrowing and a beautiful place.
Read it all.