Don’t wish parishioners ‘good morning’ at the start of Mass, says Cardinal Tagle

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Priests should not wish their parishioners “Good morning” at the beginning of Mass, according to Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle of Manila. The words “The Lord be with you” are sufficient, he said. “With all due respect, my brother-priests, I do not see the need for saying ‘Good morning’ and similar greetings when God’s Real

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Lack of prayer turns God’s word into philosophical idea, says Pope Francis

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Without spiritual courage and a love for Jesus, the word of God will be proclaimed as just “a good, philosophical or moral idea,” Pope Francis said. A preacher “may say something interesting — something moral, something that will make you feel good, a philanthropic good — but there is no word of God,” the Pope

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Pope to celebrate birthday with Mass and meetings

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Pope Francis will mark his 80th birthday on Saturday with a morning Mass with his cardinals and an otherwise “normal” day of back-to-back meetings and audiences. The Mass will take place in the Paoline Chapel of the Apostolic Palace, where Francis spent his first minutes in prayer after being elected in 2013. The Pope then

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Pope to celebrate birthday with Mass and meetings

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Pope Francis will mark his 80th birthday on Saturday with a morning Mass with his cardinals and an otherwise “normal” day of back-to-back meetings and audiences. The Mass will take place in the Paoline Chapel of the Apostolic Palace, where Francis spent his first minutes in prayer after being elected in 2013. The Pope then

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Top 3 Catholic Priests who were Murdered during a Holy Mass

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Martyrdom is one true painful but eternally rewarding test and affirmation of faith in God. Just like the early apostles of Christ some priests of the Church have been equally murder for their faith and work of faith for God. As familiar as persecution of Christians is, to persecute a priest in the middle of

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New fencing keeps faithful from ‘meeting in the middle’ at border Mass

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Against a political backdrop in which immigration has been spotlighted, the dioceses of El Paso, Las Cruces, New Mexico, and Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, hosted their annual border Mass. The Mass, usually concelebrated just north of Juarez and west of El Paso in nearby Sunland Park, New Mexico, was forced to move. Normally it is held

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Holy Father FALLS DOWN during important Mass at Poland’s holiest site

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As the Holy Father walked around during the televised Mass, he fell straight to the ground next to the steps leading to the altar. Millions of viewers held their breath as the pontiff was helped up by the Vatican Master of Ceremonies, Guido Marini. It has become common knowledge that our 79-year-old pope suffers from

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Vatican rejects Cardinal Sarah’s ad orientem appeal

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Pope Francis has made it clear that no new liturgical directives will be introduced for Advent, according to the Vatican spokesman. Cardinal Robert Sarah, prefect of the Vatican’s Congregation for Divine Worship and the Sacraments, urged priests and bishops at the Sacra Liturgia conference in London on July 5 to start celebrating Masses ad orientem, or

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Get ready, this traditional Catholic practice is coming back!

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Catholic priests once faced east while celebrating Mass. We may soon see them return to this practice. Cardinal Robert Sarah, who is in charge of liturgy for the Vatican, has asked priests to celebrate ad orientem starting this Advent. The season begins on November 27. The change is a major one, but bishops and priests

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Cardinal Sarah asks priests to start celebrating Mass facing east this Advent

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Cardinal Robert Sarah, the Vatican’s liturgy chief, has asked priests to begin celebrating Mass ad orientem, that is, facing east rather than towards the congregation. The proposed reform is arguably the biggest liturgical announcement since Benedict XVI’s 2007 motu proprio Summorum Pontificum gave greater freedom for priests to celebrate the Traditional Latin Mass. Speaking at the Sacra

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