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Is it a sacrilege to take communion in hand? The short answer is no! However some may believe otherwise. If it were sacrileges, the present teaching do not reflect that to be the case. Rome allows this by indult in the New Rite. If it were a sacrilege, that indult would not have been accorded by Rome. Both ways are permitted within the Ordinary Form of the ...


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Could a Catholic Church minister distribute communion to the community while churches are closed? The short answer is yes. This will also depend on which diocese one is living in and even which parish one in living in within a particular diocese. For example in my home Archdiocese of Vancouver, the archbishop has outlined rules for outdoor drive-in mass and ...


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Ascension Mass when traveling between dioceses? Generally speaking, the obligation is to observe the rules of the diocese you are physically and currently in at that moment. That is why, Catholics must be kept up to date of such things when traveling. In the United States, Christmas Day (December 25) and the Immaculate Conception (December 8) are always ...


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In light of Traditionis Custodes, is the TLM celebrated by a well known schismatic Priest an invalid Mass? The short answer no. The Motu Proprio Traditionis Custodes of Pope Francis deals with simply putting more restrictive measures for the Extraordinary Form of the Mass (TLM) usages. If the Extraordinary Form of the Mass is celebrated by a well known ...


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Obligation attaches to the day not the particular Mass text; e.g. if the priest opened the Missal to the wrong Mass, you still meet your obligation. The canonist writing Canon Law Made Easy concludes that for Holy Days of Obligation you are bound based upon where you normally reside (known technically as having "domicile" or "quasi-domicile&...


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The Midnight Mass of Christmas in 1943 from the then Cathedral of Saint Vibiana, Los Angeles was included in the film Christmas Holiday starring Deanna Durbin and Gene Kelly, released in 1944. Because there is no studio lighting, the sequence is really dark, but they filmed the actual mass.


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Does a priest have to consume the Eucharist no matter the state of his soul? Can a priest decide not to consume the Eucharist during mass if in doubt whether he is in mortal sin? The short answer is no. The celebrant must always consume the sacred host at mass, in which he acted as a consecrator of the sacred species. Moreover, the celebrant's Communion is ...


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In light of many changes in regulations over the centuries, what is the purpose of the Roman Catholic altar and is it neccessary for a valid Mass? The purpose of an altar is to have a noble material upon which a priest may celebrate the the Eucharist. The Mass celebrated not on an altar is valid, but illicit. As the Eucharist stands at “the apex” of all ...


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What is the oldest recorded filmed Catholic mass? The first complete televised Catholic Mass was on Christmas Eve 1948. Andrew Leach’s answer puts forth a earlier date of 1943, which in a sense is true, but it is not of a complete Catholic Mass and is simply part of the movie: Christmas Holiday! If the Mass within the Christmas Holiday has the act of ...


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"As they were eating, Jesus took bread, blessed and broke it, gave it to the disciples, and said, “Take and eat it; this is my body.” Then he took a cup, and after giving thanks, he gave it to them and said, “Drink from it, all of you. For this is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins. But I tell you, I will ...


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Does the Catholic Church accept that Mass is not an “essential service”? The short answer is somewhat ambiguous here: yes and no! Even your question is ambiguous: Does the Catholic Church accept that Mass is not an “essential service”? versus Does the Catholic Church accept that in-person Mass is “non-essential”? Which is it? No as the morally established ...


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It appears the answer is "Yes, but No". PrayTellBlog indicates that the Mass has been translated and used: “You are the fullness of Reality, One without a second. Being, Knowledge, Bliss. Om, tat, sat.” (Om tat sat, ओम् तत् सत्, is a Sanskrit mantra meaning these are “the three words of the three forms of god.”) In 1974, these words concluded the ...


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Could a Catholic priest potentially use a digital tablet (iPad, etc.) for the Lectionary or the Book of the Gospels during mass? It seems the Rome has not yet pronounced on this matter officially. Yet the New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference has made a statement on this subject matter. They responded in the negative. When the priest is finished ...


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Does the Catholic Church have an official position on medical passes (“vaccine passes”) being required to attend Mass? The short answer is no. I rather doubt that the sacraments or attending Mass will ever be for the double vaccinated only. As for the moment, the Church encourages the faithful to get vaccinated, but it will never publicly mandate it as a ...


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What is meant by an "official" position? It seems to me that it is fairly clear from the Note on the morality of using some anti-Covid-19 vaccines that the decision to receive a vaccine or not is something that should not be forced upon an individual. At the same time, practical reason makes evident that vaccination is not, as a rule, a moral ...


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The Catholic Church doesn't compel her members to do many things, but one of the things she does compel them to do is to attend mass The first precept ("You shall attend Mass on Sundays and holy days of obligation and rest from servile labor") requires the faithful to sanctify the day commemorating the Resurrection of the Lord as well as the ...


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I think "so", there have been interruptions in history for various reasons. In fact, you may want to look at this one in the end it shows how serious it is seen to interrupt the holy mass. But as Catholics, we should take the theological rules rather than the "linguistic" ones, i.e. it's better to be orthodox in your belief, that going to ...


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I wonder if the quotation you used is correct? You wrote, "...blood that will be shed by many of you for the forgiveness of sins." There are different Bible translations of this passage, but all I have seen are clear that Jesus was referring to His own blood being poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins. You may not have quoted the priest ...


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The phrase you quoted is part of what Jesus said to His apostles at the Last Supper, when He instituted the Eucharist. The part about "shed for the forgiveness of sins" is Jesus's prediction of what was going to happen the next day at Calvary.


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Is Sung Matins a form of mass? No, but Matins does form part of the Divine Office Matins is the first official set of prayers that all religious and all ordained members (priests and deacons) of the Church must recite each day. Matins is followed by Lauds, Prime, Terce, Sext, None, Vespers and Compline. Some communities prefer to recite or sing (Chant) their ...


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See the Brebeuf Hymnal Organ Accompaniment (3-Volume Set)by Nicolas Viel Publications for Corpus Christi Watershed's Saint Jean de Brébeuf Hymnal. The Church Music Association of America (CMAA)'s forum might be able to offer other suggestions (or perhaps they already have; do a search).


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