The Mass Is Profoundly Biblical

Are Catholics Bible Christians? A Catholic who ponders this question may think, “Well, I know that Protestants call themselves Bible Christians, and Catholics don’t really use that terminology; so I guess I would have to answer ‘No.’” However, Catholics should respond to such a question with an immediate “Yes.” As Catholics, we are 100 percent… Continue reading The Mass Is Profoundly Biblical

Are priests and deacons required to read the Gospel from the Book of the Gospels?

Full Question A priest at my parish proclaims shorter Gospel readings from memory. My friend says the priest must read directly from the Book of the Gospels. Is this true? Answer According to the General Instruction of the Roman Missal, the priest is to take the Book of the Gospels to the ambo and then… Continue reading Are priests and deacons required to read the Gospel from the Book of the Gospels?