I have a question, what is your personal definition of salvation ?? How does it manifests ?? To the first bolded. The approach of the RCC is not one size fit all. Quite the opposite. It's mass for everyone and other groups/activities to carter to your taste. Even in the organization of mass, there's room for cultural differentiation while mass stays mass. To the second bolded. Maybe novenas, rosary, ... are not your cup of tea. They are not distractions. We are universal, there's stuff inside the RCC for all tastes. In the RCC, rules, regulations and rituals only purpose is to give us an opportunity to meet Jesus and to get to know him better. It's always all about Jesus. HTH.