Category: Christopher Carstens

The Purpose of the Offertory of the Mass

What’s the purpose of the Offertory? Dan Burke and Melissa Elson interview liturgy expert Christopher Carstens and discuss uniting our hearts to God’s heart during the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass.

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The Sign of the Cross

Dan Burke and Melissa Elson interview Christopher Carstens about liturgical participation, and the meaning and significance of making the sign of the cross.

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Devotional Journey Into the Mass

Dan Burke and guest host, Stephanie Burke, interview Christopher Carstens about his book “A Devotional Journey into the Mass” to help us discover the meaning and beauty of the liturgy.

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A Devotional Journey Into the Mass

Dan Burke and guest host, Stephanie Burke, interview Christopher Carstens on his book “A Devotional Journey into the Mass” to help us discover the meaning and beauty of the liturgy.

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Why Communion on the Tongue? Part II of II

Why does the Church see communion on the tongue as the more suitable way of receiving the Eucharist? Find out when Christopher Carstens offers three reflections on Eucharistic Communion, in part two of this two-part series.

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Why Communion on the Tongue? Part I of II

Why might communion on the tongue be more reverential of Our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament than receiving in the hand? Find out as Christopher Carstens begins a two-part series exploring the theological significance of receiving the Eucharist on the tongue.

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