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November 14th, 2011
04:29 PM ET

Faces of Faith: Changes to the Catholic Mass

By Eric Marrapodi, CNN Belief Blog Co-Editor

(CNN)–Big changes are coming to the Catholic Mass on Thanksgiving weekend as the church enters the liturgical season of advent.

The changes are to English translations of the original Latin of the Roman Missal, which guides Catholic worship services.

Congregants used to reciting the Mass from memory will have to utilize pew cards with updates to the Mass.

In this week's installment of Faces of Faith, CNN's Athena Jones explores what the changes will mean for Catholic congregants and clergy.

You can read more about the changes coming to the Mass and the potential confusion those changes might bring from CNN's Belief Blog here as well.

Over at Time Magazine Elizabeth Dias gives a breakdown of the changes as well and points out, "If anything, it'll be a new way to tell who hasn't been to church in a while."

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- CNN Belief Blog

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  1. MaryHalll45

    my roomate's half-sister makes $84 hourly on the computer. She has been laid off for 6 months but last month her check was $7791 just working on the computer for a few hours. Here's the site to read more _C_a_s_h_M_a_n_y_._c_o_m______

    February 11, 2012 at 2:09 pm |
  2. Confused in CA

    It is the literal translation of the new prayer that gets to me the most. Is it a complete prayer?? In effect, are we being asked to A) Enter homes to pray and help heal where we Christians are invited after asking for permission? Or, B) Not to permit? Or C) That we simply shouldn't enter other people's homes at all, or, D) That the Lord should really stay away from our homes, because we aren't worthy anyway? The original prayer included forgiveness but this one makes no mention of it. Perhaps personal safety is an issue, but that never bothered the original Apostles. Yes, I believe we really do need invite Jesus Christ back into our lives at His Second Coming, after all!

    February 11, 2012 at 2:27 am |
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The CNN Belief Blog covers the faith angles of the day's biggest stories, from breaking news to politics to entertainment, fostering a global conversation about the role of religion and belief in readers' lives. It's edited by CNN's Daniel Burke and Eric Marrapodi with daily contributions from CNN's worldwide newsgathering team.