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Ever wondered why we call it “a Mass?”

By Patricia Kasten Compass Associate Editor [From The Compass – Newspaper of the Catholic Archdiocese of Green Bay, June 16, 2000 issue.] Why do we call it “Mass”? a reader wants to know. “Is it because we meet in a group, like a mass gathering?” That could be one reason most of us call the liturgy…

Eucharist and Cursillo

EUCHARIST AND CURSILLO “The Eucharistic celebration is the outstanding means by which the faithful can express in their lives, and manifest to others the mystery of Christ and the real nature of the true Church” (Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy #2). “Every Eucharistic celebration, because it is the action of Christ the priest and of…

Pope Benedict XVI’s Encyclical on Christian Love

ENCYCLICAL LETTER DEUS CARITAS EST OF THE SUPREME PONTIFF BENEDICT XVI TO THE BISHOPS PRIESTS AND DEACONS MEN AND WOMEN RELIGIOUS AND ALL THE LAY FAITHFUL ON CHRISTIAN LOVE INTRODUCTION 1. “God is love, and he who abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him” (1 Jn 4:16). These words from the First Letter…