Podcast: Everything you’ve ever wanted to know about the Mass—but were too afraid to ask
Is there a question you have about the Catholic Mass that you’ve always been too embarrassed to ask? Like: When we say, “Only say the word and my soul shall be healed,”...what’s “the word”? You’re in luck. This week, we’re talking to Father Dave Dwyer, the executive director of Busted Halo, a media outreach of the Paulist Fathers, and the author of the new book Mass Class: Your Questions Answered. Zac and Ashley ask Father Dave their own burning questions about the liturgy, what he would say to Catholics who lost their “Mass habit” during the pandemic and how to make sure Mass etiquette does not get in the way of true reverence.
In Signs of the Times, Zac and Ashley talk with Carol Zimmerman, who has worked for Catholic News Service for 30 years reporting on education, health care and the Supreme Court. What will the church in the United States lose when the domestic operations of CNS close on Dec. 30?
Links from the show:
- U.S. bishops announce Catholic News Service to cease domestic operations at year’s end
- Catholic News Service provides vital context that secular media misses. Shutting it down is a mistake.
- Mass Class: Your Questions Answered, by Father Dave Dwyer
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