Tag Archives: Gospel

ASK FATHER: Reading Gospel from the right, symbol of preaching to pagan barbarians

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Father, I have read that the reason the Gospel was read on the altar’s right was a symbol of the priest preaching to the north where lived the pagan barbarians. Do you know if this is true? Thank … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: “The Gospel, the good news, of the Lord.”

From a reader: After the Gospel, one of our priests pronounces the acclamation by saying “The Gospel, the good news, of the Lord.” It has been quite distracting for me personally when he does this because it is not the … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Inserting a ditty into the reading of the Passion

UPDATE:  A reader in a comment below shows that I was wrong about my answer.  But I am going to claim that I am also right, depending on which country you are in.  It was inconceivable to me as I … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Children reading the Gospel during Mass

From a reader: I am a curate in a busy city centre parish in the UK. I have just been told by my Parish Priest that I should be flexible [?] and pastoral [?!?] at Children’s Masses and allow them … Continue reading

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