Page 3, 6th November 1964

6th November 1964
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Page 3, 6th November 1964 — 'Heartfelt' plea on English Mass

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'Heartfelt' plea on English Mass

Fr. Michael Hollings, Catholic chaplain of Oxford University, made a "heartfelt" plea to Catholics to accept fullythe idea of using English in the Mass when he spoke at the annual rally of the Catholic Women's League's Exeter area on Wednesday. Any disadvantages which people thought might exist in the use of the vernacular would be completely outweighed by the great advantages. The Church wanted the faithful to take a more active part in the Mass and this did not mean members of the congregation -huddling over their rosaries". Speaking of the ecumenical movement, Fr. Hollings said there would be no harm and a great deal of good in Catholics praying together with other Christians. But he warned Catholics that they could not enter into something where doctrinal differences existed, such as in the Eucharist of the Church of England. That was something more intimate.

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