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Catholics take part in the first Mass since the start of the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic at Catholic church of Sainte-Catherine in Brussels, Belgium on Jun. 8, 2020. (photo: Alexandros Michailidis / Shutterstock)

COMMENTARY: There is no better spiritual food for Catholics that what they receive in the Eucharist.

By Donald DeMarco, NCRegister, March 9, 2021

Donald DeMarco Donald DeMarco, Ph.D., is a Senior Fellow of Human Life International.  …

Donald DeMarcoDuring the COVID-19 pandemic many Catholics have been deprived of attending Mass. This deprivation has been ongoing for months, enough time for some Catholics to begin to think that the Mass is no longer central to their lives. It is important to remember, however, what one is giving up in deciding, after a long quarantine, not to return to Mass. The following offers 10 important reasons for returning to Mass that Catholics need to remember. The four primary reasons for attending Mass:

The Mass offers us the opportunity to worship God in an appropriate environment and in the most appropriate way; to ask for his forgiveness, to thank him for the many blessings he has bestowed upon us, and to ask for the grace to be ever faithful to him. These four points can be summed up in the acronym ACTS (Adoration, Contrition, Thanksgiving, and Supplication).  …

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