Faith, Family, and Fatherhood — Ask the DRE

Ask the DRE - When did the form of the Mass come about?

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When did the form of the Mass come about?

We can see that the current form of the Mass was part of the Christian tradition as early as the Second Century. Below is a letter to the emperor Antoninus Pius from St. Justin Martyr from around the year 155 explaining what Christians did. You can find this in the Catechism in paragraph 1345. See if this sounds familiar…

On the day we call the day of the...

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Ask the DRE - How should I read Scripture?

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ASK THE DRE – I want to read the Bible but can never get past Genesis. Do you have any suggestions?

Let me commend you for your desire to grow in your faith through reading Scripture. It is something that every Catholic should do on a daily basis. The Second Vatican Council had this to say about reading the Bible – “The sacred synod also earnestly and especially urges all the Christian faithful…...

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How Late Can I Be For Mass?

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In September of this year I began a short column in St. Michael bulletin entiteld Ask the DRE. More than a few folks have asked me to repost those questions and answers here on the blog. I'll begin posting them as my time allows.

ASK THE DRE – How late can I be for Mass and still fulfill my Sunday obligation?

For those of you who have read this section of the bulletin for a while, you will know my...

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