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12/4/2013

In Everything you Wanted to Know About Catholic Liturgy, Bishop Christopher Coyne of Indianapolis answers frequently asked questions about the Catholic liturgy.

Why does the priest drop a piece of host in the chalice?

Bishop explains why the celebrant drops a piece of the host in the chalice before communion.

12/4/2013

In Everything you Wanted to Know About Catholic Liturgy, Bishop Christopher Coyne of Indianapolis answers frequently asked questions about the Catholic liturgy.

Why is there Holy Water at the door of the church?

Bishop Coyne explains why we bless ourselves with Holy Water upon entering the church.

12/4/2013

In Everything you Wanted to Know About Catholic Liturgy, Bishop Christopher Coyne of Indianapolis answers frequently asked questions about the Catholic liturgy.

How about the bells?

Bishop Coyne explains the use of bells in Catholic liturgy.

12/4/2013

In Everything you Wanted to Know About Catholic Liturgy, Bishop Christopher Coyne of Indianapolis answers frequently asked questions about the Catholic liturgy.

What's with the incense?

Bishop Coyne explains the use of incense in Catholic liturgy.

12/4/2013

In Everything you Wanted to Know About Catholic Liturgy, Bishop Christopher Coyne of Vermont answers frequently asked questions about the Catholic liturgy.

Why do people nod their head at the name of Jesus?

Bishop Coyne explains the tradition of devoutly nodding ones head the name of Jesus.

12/4/2013

In Everything you Wanted to Know About Catholic Liturgy, Bishop Christopher Coyne of Vermont answers frequently asked questions about the Catholic liturgy.

What's with girl altar servers?

Bishop Coyne explains why girls began to be permitted to be altar servers.

12/4/2013

In Everything you Wanted to Know About Catholic Liturgy, Bishop Christopher Coyne of Indianapolis answers frequently asked questions about the Catholic liturgy.

How late can I come to Mass and how early can I leave?

One question Bishop Coyne gets a lot is, 'how late can I come to Mass?' The followup usually is, 'how early can I leave?' He answers those questions here.

12/4/2013

In Everything you Wanted to Know About Catholic Liturgy, Bishop Christopher Coyne of Vermont answers frequently asked questions about the Catholic liturgy.

How come some places have the old Latin Mass?

Bishop Coyne explains how and why the Catholic Church transitioned from celebrating Mass in Latin to celebrating it in the vernacular. He also explains why the ancient Mass is retained at some churches.

12/4/2013

In Everything you Wanted to Know About Catholic Liturgy, Bishop Christopher Coyne of Vermont answers frequently asked questions about the Catholic liturgy.

What's with that hand gesture people make before the Gospel?

Bishop Coyne explains the meaning behind the hand gesture made before the Gospel reading.

12/4/2013

In Everything you Wanted to Know About Catholic Liturgy, Bishop Christopher Coyne of Vermont answers frequently asked questions about the Catholic liturgy.

Who can be a Godparent? Can I have two Godmothers?

Bishop Coyne walks us through some of the guidelines associated with godparents.

12/4/2013

In Everything you Wanted to Know About Catholic Liturgy, Bishop Christopher Coyne of Indianapolis answers frequently asked questions about the Catholic liturgy.

How long should a good homily be?

Bishop Coyne describes some of the aspects of a good homily and gives advice on how long homilies can be without losing people's interest.

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On weekdays, there are often many different Masses to choose from - from Saint feast days, to Ordinary weekday Masses, to special Marian Masses. Bishop Chris Coyne explains how priests choose between them in this Blink segment.

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