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History and Language: Why Some Words During Mass Have Changed

PROSPECT HEIGHTS — Lapsed Catholics who return to the faith after a number of years away may discover that some prayers and responses during Mass have changed. Some adjustments are so subtle that they might go unnoticed.

Seemingly minor changes may have some Catholics asking, “why?”

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