Posts Tagged ‘Masses’

Chant at Masses mandated for US diocese

Tuesday, July 19th, 2016

A US bishop has directed that all parishes in his diocese will be chanting some parts of the Mass by 2020. Marquette Bishop John Doerfler wrote a letter to priests in his diocese in January spelling out what he wants. The Kyrie, Sanctus and Agnus Dei will be sung and the Communion antiphon will be Read more

Anti-Catholic protesters disrupt Las Vegas Masses

Tuesday, December 15th, 2015

Protesters shouting slogans like “Pope is a Satan” have disrupted several Masses in churches in Las Vegas. The group behind the action, Koosha Las Vegas, have been entering churches during services, shouting at Catholics that they need to repent now or else. The group has filmed the acts and posting them on the Internet. This Read more

Masses banned at US Catholic Worker house

Tuesday, September 1st, 2015

A Catholic Worker House in Iowa has been told it can no longer host Masses after a woman priest presided at a service late last year. In a May 5 letter, Bishop Richard Pates of Des Moines diocese ordered the local Catholic Worker House to cease holding services. The local council of priests voted unanimously to strip the Catholic Worker House Read more

Ebola precautions prompt hands-off Masses in Texas

Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

A diocese in Texas has issued guidelines designed to prevent diseases like Ebola being spread because of physical contact in Masses. Fort Worth diocese is near Dallas, where three Ebola cases have been diagnosed. The guidelines include not taking the Blood of Christ at Mass and the faithful not holding hands while praying the Our Read more