101 Questions & Answers on the Mass provides a thorough explanation of the Mass. Noted liturgical scholar Kevin W Irwin explores the historical, theological, and liturgical aspects of the Mass and describes how the Eucharistic celebration derives from and relates to daily life. Liturgical roles, the reform of the liturgy, the structure and meaning of the various parts of the Mass, music, and Eucharistic doctrine all these and more are covered within these pages.
This revised edition of the authors Responses to 101 Questions on the Mass has been completely updated to take into account new church documents issued since the publication of the original book, as well as the new Mass translation that came into effect in Advent 2011. If you have ever wondered
- Why are Catholics obliged to attend Sunday Mass?
- Are Masses in Latin still allowed?
- Why does the priest say that Christs blood was shed for "many"? Was it not shed for all?
- What kind of music is allowed at Mass?
- Is it ever acceptable to receive communion at a service that isnt Roman Catholic? then 101 Questions & Answers on the Mass is the book for you.
Kevin W. Irwin
Rev. Kevin W. Irwin is a priest of the Archdiocese of New York and former dean of the School of Theology and Religious Studies at The Catholic University of America, where he serves as professor of liturgical studies and sacramental theology. Monsignor Irwin earned his doctorate in sacramental theology from the Ateneo of San Anselmo in Rome. He is the author of fourteen books on liturgy and sacraments, including Liturgy, Prayer and Spirituality and Models of the Eucharist (Paulist Press).