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  1. Can a priest add his own prayers to the Mass?

  2. How much of the Catholic Mass is inherited from the Jewish Shabbat service?

  3. Is it allowed to deviate from the Catholic Liturgical Calendar during a pilgrimage?

  4. What is the relationship between the mass and the cross in precise terms?

  5. In which languages could the Tridentine Mass be said?

  6. Is Latin considered a holy language in the Catholic Church?

  7. How do priests choose who is going to be the main celebrant at Mass?
  8. How should the Mass be explained to a first time visitor?
  9. What is the purpose of the Penitential Rite in a Catholic Mass?

  10. Do the Orthodox and Catholic Churches allow participation in each others' services?
  11. Which liturgical rites (forms of Mass) are presently used in the Roman Catholic Church?

  12. The Interim Roman Missal of 1965?

  13. Is a Roman Catholic allowed by Church law to receive sacraments from other Churches in full communion with Rome?
  14. Why do Catholic laity cross themselves three times before the Gospel is read?
  15. When is "Thanks Be to God" said in the mass?

  16. According to Roman Catholic teaching, did Martin Luther's alterations to the order of the Mass invalidate his consecration of the elements?

  17. Can a Uniate (Eastern) Catholic priest celebrate the Mass according to the Latin Rite?

  18. Why would one literally eat the body of Christ, if it is literal?
  19. Is every single minute of the year a mass being celebrated in the Roman Catholic Church? If so, since when?
  20. Where to find the up to date catholic missals for each languages?

  21. Why do Catholics recite the phrase "Thanks be to God" during Mass?
  22. Do Orthodox churches offer daily Mass?
  23. Could a Catholic priest potentially use a digital tablet (iPad, etc.) for the Lectionary or the Book of the Gospels during mass?
  24. What is the theological justification for only the priest drinking the wine in a Catholic Mass?

  25. How is one expected to ask for a dispensation to miss Sunday mass due to work obligations?

  26. Which encyclical talks about the Mass as a sacrifice?

  27. Does the Anglican Use have the capacity and resources to celebrate daily mass and if so, are there any Ordinariate communities which do?

  28. According to catholicism, what is the signification of burning incense during the liturgy?
  29. What would happen to the Catholic church if all of the bishops get wiped out?
  30. What Prayer/words are associated with the solemn sign of the cross?
  31. Is this melody part of the French church mass?

  32. How did the Catholic Church function logistically/liturgically prior to the invention of the printing press?
  33. Funeral Mass vs. Mass for the Deceased

  34. Why did "versus populum" (instead of "ad orientem") become commonplace after Vatican II?
  35. No non-Latin prayers in European churches before Reformation?

  36. What is the reasoning for Latin being the official language of Catholic Mass?
  37. When does the bread and wine become Body and Blood?
  38. If you are in mortal sin but went to mass anyways are you in less of a sinful state?

  39. What is the significance of priest breaking the bread (Host) in a Catholic mass?

  40. When does the obligation to attend Mass begin?

  41. Is physical presence in the church necessary to fulfill the Sunday mass obligation?
  42. According to Catholicism, in the Eucharist, does the bread become Christ’s “spiritual body” or “natural body”?
  43. Historically what percentage of the Catholic Church's liturgical function was done in Latin?

  44. Why do Popes have seven candlesticks on the altar at Mass?
  45. Is there a difference between celebrating Mass for a living person and for a deceased one?

  46. Format for the Catholic Mass
  47. What is the purpose of attending the mass and going to Confession?
  48. Is there any branch of the Protestant Church that can receive Communion at Mass?

  49. What languages were used during Mass from paleo-Christianty until the Council of Trent?

  50. Is there a special significance attached to a Latin Mass?

  51. In Catholicism, is skipping weekly Mass a mortal sin?

  52. Is there a deeper meaning for the reason for the new translation of the "Sanctus?"

  53. Why does the Catholic church have so many Masses throughout the week?

  54. How are Roman Catholics to receive the holy Eucharist at Mass?

  55. During the Mass, may the Priest skip the Act of Penitence and the Kyrie Eleison?
  56. Explain to those knowing only of the Ordinary Form of Mass, what incense is and why it is used during the Liturgy at Mass?

  57. Why can't the laity preach a homily, and can a lay person ever preach?
  58. Is the entire Bible read at mass?
  59. What is the reason to genuflect when the Incarnation is mentioned?

  60. How would a Catholic explain the absence of the mass in the Epistle to the Hebrews?

  61. Why are there differences in the "Greeting" of the Mass?
  62. Can or should a consecrated Host be adored by way of a live Eucharistic televised broadcast?
  63. What theological statement would be made if the Creeds preceded the homily?

  64. How do Aquinas and Hooker differ in their doctrine on communion?

  65. When and where did Pope Paul VI say the "Mass is the most perfect form of prayer"?

  66. What's the tradition behind hand holding during the Our Father at Mass?
  67. Why did priests begin to sacrifice?

  68. Mass readings about husbandly conduct