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QUAERITUR: Pontifical Mass in the Novus Ordo?

From a reader:
This may be a stupid question, but in the Novus Ordo, if a bishop of the diocese celebrates Mass, would it technically be defined as a ”pontifical Mass” since he would be the pontiff?
Not a dumb-question at all.
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QUAERITUR: Is it okay for people to listen to music rather than always to sing everything during Mass?

From a priest:
Is it against the mind of the Church when a choir alone sings a hymn at the offertory and preparation of the gifts or are the people supposed to sing along as well?
No, it is not against the … Continue reading

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