At the beginning of Mass -- right out of the gate -- we publicly recall our sinfulness. You’d think we’d shine a spotlight on the Lord with a big hymn of praise such as the Gloria, or make a defining statement about our beliefs such as in the Creed.
The Mass is a series of rites, prayers, music and actions that make up two liturgies (the Word and the Eucharist) through which we encounter the risen Lord. We begin the Liturgy of the Eucharist with two actions: preparing the altar and presenting the gifts.
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A Kentucky aquarium will let visitors walk a rope bridge over an open shark tank. In a related story, a Kentucky aquarium will sell adult diapers in its gift shop.
I know you're saying, "Wait a minute, deacon. Everyone knows angels have wings. In every painting I've seen, every Christmas ornament or Valentine card out there, they have them. And Scripture says so."
Get five Catholics in a room and ask them what sin is, and you'll get six definitions. You may hear about venial and mortal sins. You'll probably hear a very long list of dont's. In the end you'll be convinced that no matter what you do you're headed straight for hell.
To save his restaurant, Nguyen Tran will let you pay him to tattoo you riding a unicorn on some part of his body.
Guess which finger controls the horn.