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Code of Canon Law states: 766.0 Lay persons can be permitted to preach in a church or oratory, if necessity requires it in certain circumstances or it seems advantageous in particular cases, according to the prescripts of the conference of bishops and without prejudice to 767.1 767.1. Among the forms of preaching, the homily, which is part of the ...


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Incense as used in Christian rites, including the office of readings, as well as the Mass, is a sensory manifestation of the prayers of the faithful rising to God, as mentioned in Psalms, particularly 141:2 (RSVCE) and Revelations 5:8 (RSVCE). This is probably more a matter of style than anything else. The incense ceremonies take time, and my own sense is ...


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Proceeding as follows: First Part :What a sacrifice is > Holy Mass > Why Holy Mass if offered and therefore why Catholics attend it; cf. PENNY CATECHISM, 275-279 Second Part: Sacraments > The Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession) First Part: Sacrifice 275. What is a sacrifice? A sacrifice is the offering of a victim by a priest to God ...


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The Revised Common Lectionary (by far the most common, used by Roman Catholics, Episcopalians, Methodists, and others) is a three year cycle, and if you attend every Sunday, you are guaranteed to hear selections from every book of the canon, but not necessarily the entirety of each book. That said, there are several texts you will hear repeated, either for ...



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