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Mass Confusion
The Do's and Don'ts of Catholic Worship
Mass Confusion

Author:James Akin

Price: $15.95

Publishing Date: 1998

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Over the last thirty years a great deal of confusion has arisen concerning liturgical practice. Many claim that liturgical law no longer exists and that everyone, including the priest, is free to do whatever he feels is proper. Many others say that individual priests can dictate liturgical law in their parish independent of Rome and the councils of bishops. Much of this confusion has come about because of a lack of access to official Church law and a tendency among some of those in authority to ignore law altogether.

This book is the most recent attempt to remedy this disturbing situation. Liturgical law DOES still exist and the Church has made it very clear on numerous occassions that "no one, not even a priest, may on his own add, remove, or change anything in the liturgy" (Sacrosanctum Concilium, n.22 ยง3 Vatican II). Other recent books including Ceremonies of the Modern Roman Rite and Liturgical Question Box have

attempted this task but this book is the most thorough and completely documented volume available. This volume was written by James Akin, one of Catholic Answer's top apologists.

Mass Confusion takes the reader through an entire Mass and explains what is proper for each part and provides the official documentation to support each section. Following the section on the Mass is a section on other liturgical matters including vestments, posture, vessels, dance and gestures of reverence. The final section of the book explains how to help put an end to liturgical abuse and the Appendices include the American guidelines for receiving Holy Communion and the Holy See's norms on translating liturgical texts. The book concludes with a "quick list" of liturgical do's and don'ts.

If you are concerned about liturgical abuse or are just curious about what the Church says about worship, we highly recommend this volume as the first source for correct information (after this website, of course).

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