Due to a shortage of priests and to save on energy costs, the diocese said it was abandoning its previous rule of offering at least one Sunday service in every parish.
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‘In the liturgy of the New Covenant every liturgical action, especially the celebration of the Eucharist and the sacraments, is an encounter between Christ and the Church’ (CCC 1097)
COMMENTARY: The central question, Pope Francis asks in his recent document, is how do we learn to pray and live the liturgy?
Catholic churches and pro-life pregnancy centers have come under attack in a string of vandalizations across the nation.
COMMENTARY: As Jesus said, ‘When you did it to one of the least of my brethren here’ — like a mother who has her hands full — ‘you did it to me.’
Pope Francis’ visit comes just before the first Holy Week in two years in which Catholic churches will be open to the public for liturgies.
A CNA Explainer: Pope Francis’ decree states that certain ordinaries, rather than only the Holy See, may grant permission to transfer the Mass intentions.
The Mass featured jazz musicians, choreographed dances around the altar, and theatrical lighting effects.
“It is Christ himself, the eternal high priest of the New Covenant who, acting through the ministry of the priests, offers the Eucharistic sacrifice.” (CCC 1410)