- Feb 23, 2020
On Wednesday, Pope Francis issued a harsh critique of the trend to ask parishioners for a financial contribution in order to have Mass said for a loved one, saying to make a personal offering is fine, but the liturgy should never have a price tag.
Pope Francis said Wednesday that having Mass centered around the altar in commemoration of Jesus’ sacrifice is meant to remind faithful that the cross is the first Christian altar on which Christ made his own offering.
In a recent pastoral letter, a British bishop has encouraged Catholics to make the “awesome reality” of the Eucharist a central focus of their life and prayer during Lent.
The funeral Mass of retired Indianapolis Archbishop Daniel M. Buechlein, was a celebration of the man who strived to build up the archdiocese and its faithful during his 19-year tenure as the spiritual leader of the Catholic Church in central and southern Indiana.
Three of the assistant coaches for the New England Patriots are Catholic, and they value the time they take to go to Mass before the games.
“The Word of God is the Word of God!” Pope Francis said, “we can read the newspaper later.”