Talk:Mass in the Catholic Church

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North American vs. Europe[edit]

Perhaps some mention should be made of the vast differences between catholic masses on the two continents, as NA masses take much greater influence from protestant ceremonies and ten to focus on the words of the priest, as opposed to the european tradition of primary focus on sacramental celebration and reflection. --NEMT 21:03, 22 August 2006 (UTC)

well I don't find such "vast differences". References? A ntv (talk) 23:04, 8 May 2012 (UTC)


After the split from Mass (liturgy), what about to change the images? But I've no found on Commons a good image of a Mass being celebrated in a standard church without any peculiarity. A ntv (talk) 23:04, 8 May 2012 (UTC)

# of masses per priest per day[edit]

I'm pretty sure that table is a little off. I remember reading that a priest can perform three masses on a Sunday, and I know that is almost always what is done at my parish. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 16:23, 13 April 2013 (UTC)

See also: Mass (liturgy)[edit]

I quickly glanced over the Mass (Catholic Church) and Mass (liturgy) articles and don't understand the difference, because to a layman, things like sacrament and Eucharist may as well be Klingon. If someone who knows the difference can confirm the difference is that the former is about masses within the Catholic Church, and the latter about masses in general, then please replace the {{See also|Mass (liturgy)}} at the top of the article to {{Hatnote|For general information about masses, see [[Mass (liturgy)]]}}. Thanks. -- (talk) 21:58, 20 May 2013 (UTC)


I notice there's one in the table, but no footnote. I found it on this dif, but it was removed, fyi...Smarkflea (talk) 22:07, 21 August 2015 (UTC)

I've restored it; Esoglou is not ... here ... to justify why he removed it in the first place. Thanks. Elizium23 (talk) 22:40, 21 August 2015 (UTC)

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Should all occurrences of "Mass" be capitalized in this article? Looking at Google scholar, I can't tell what style is predominant. EyeTripleE (talk) 06:28, 5 February 2017 (UTC)

@EyeTripleE: The wording of MOS:DOCTCAPS ("Doctrinal topics, canonical religious ideas, and procedural systems that may be traditionally capitalized within a faith or field are given in lower case in Wikipedia, such as virgin birth (as a common noun), original sin, transubstantiation, and method acting") makes it tempting to not capitalise. However, the relevant section of the Catechism introduces the title "Mass" as "The Holy Mass". I would argue that this use of the definite article, in what would reasonably be considered a definitive source, should be interpreted as making Mass a proper noun. Per the MOS, therefore, "philosophies, theories, movements, doctrines, methods, processes, systems of thought and practice, and fields of study are not capitalized, unless the name derives from a proper name," so it should be capitalised. Thoughts? Triptothecottage (talk) 02:43, 12 April 2017 (UTC)