Posts Tagged ‘Mass’

Worship prefect calls for Masses celebrated towards east Comments 4

Tuesday, May 31st, 2016

The Vatican’s liturgy chief has called on priests to celebrate parts of the Mass facing the east, as this is what Vatican II wanted. The prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, Cardinal Robert Sarah, made this call in an interview with a French Catholic magazine. Cardinal Sarah said Read more

Mass at South Dunedin basilica for first time since 2014 Comments 0

Friday, April 1st, 2016

On Holy Thursday, St Patrick’s Basilica in South Dunedin held its first public event in the building since its refurbishment began in 2014. Mass was celebrated despite the $2.6 million project not yet being complete. Continue reading Related Posts:Bishop Boyle farewelledThree Dunedin Catholic churches closeNew roof for Dunedin’s Dominican PriorySouthlanders farewell their own Bishop Len Read more

The elevation at Mass – ocular Communion Comments 0

Friday, December 4th, 2015

The elevation of the Host at Mass was seen the laity in the middle ages as a privilege and the ultimate form of communion. Their understanding of the sense of sight allowed sight to be a higher sense than the lower sense of touch, or taste, or smell. As such, the medieval laity wanted to Read more

10 More Things You Might Be Doing Wrong at Mass Comments 0

Friday, October 23rd, 2015

We have received a report that visiting the web page containing this news item brought up a malware attack warning from some one’s virus protection software. So we have taken it out. Editor   Related Posts:Founder of US order dies during her jubilee MassParis prosecutor says four arrested over failed church…Fake front-page on Vatican newspaper Read more

French mayor snubs church state split with bullring Mass Comments 0

Friday, September 4th, 2015

The mayor of a town in southern France has sparked outrage after his town hall sponsored a Catholic Mass in a local bullring. The mayor of Beziers, Robert Ménard, took part in a procession in the bullring, walking behind an effigy of the Virgin Mary. France has strict laws on the separation of church and Read more

Pope sits in pews for Mass at St Pius X tomb Comments 0

Friday, August 28th, 2015

Pope Francis sat in the pews for a Mass at the tomb of St Pius X in St Peter’s Basilica on August 21, the saint’s feast day. The Pope had already celebrated Mass in his residence very early that morning and had gone to the tomb of his predecessor to pray for catechists. When the Read more

Bishop bans Communion in the hand in his diocese Comments 0

Friday, August 28th, 2015

A Bolivian bishop has reportedly banned Communion being received in the hand at Masses in his diocese. The Rorate Caeli blog reported that Bishop Krzysztof (Cristobal) Białasik of Oruro made this declaration. This came after it was noticed that some people received the host, but did not consume it. These people apparently wished to carry Read more

Questions people of other faiths ask at a Catholic Mass Comments 0

Friday, August 21st, 2015

Whether it’s non-Catholics who attend Mass with their Catholic significant others or folks who are inquiring about the faith; if you weren’t brought up with Mass, your first (and second and third…) time can be very confusing—making people feel like they’re, “in on a secret that I’m not in on.” Here are some answers to Read more

Bishop clamps down on chatter at Sign of Peace Comments 0

Friday, August 14th, 2015

A Brazilian bishop has clamped down on chatter during the Sign of Peace at Mass. Bishop Milton Kenan Junior of Barretos issued a decree on the distribution of Communion, the exchange of peace and norms for extraordinary ministers. The bishop stated that during the exchange of peace, the faithful should avoid moving around too much. Read more

Do put on your best to go to Mass? Comments 0

Friday, July 17th, 2015

There are at least two reasons why you should care about how you dress for Mass. First, because of what it says to others. Dressing nicely communicates respect and honor. When you dress specially for Mass, you’re telling God, “You are worth the effort; you deserve my best.” It tells your fellow worshippers, “I take Read more