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From a reader:
Dear Father Z., accorging to you, would it be possible for a priest to use an electronic form of the Missal? Like, for example, we were on a pilgrimage to Israel recently (with prayers also for you and your blog, obviously), and the priest had to carry quite heavy missal with him. Would it be possible then to have, say, an iPad with the Mass, instead of the book? Thank you.
I have written about this before. HERE.
We bless our liturgical books for sacred use and we do not do so with our mobile devices.
I’ve thought about this for a while now. Yes, I think you could do that, in a pinch. But I would have to protest, strongly, the use of an iPad when there was a book available.
When travelling? Yes, I think so. I use my iPhone for my breviary when on the road. I like using the book better, but the iPhone presents the identical texts and saying the TEXTS is what matters.
Perhaps some priests could offer their views.
For my “liturgical iPads”.