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Units of liturgical measurement

By Phil Lawler (bio - articles - email) | Dec 26, 2011

Does your computer have one of those convenient functions that provides instant conversion of various units of measurement: length, weight, area, volume, temperature, etc? If so, maybe you could help out some reporters for Newsday, whose report on Christmas Mass at the Rockville Centre cathedral betrayed some serious confusion:

But the hourlong Mass, consisting as it always does of Missals, was a bit different this year.

So how many Missals are there in a Mass?


Phil Lawler has been a Catholic journalist for more than 30 years. He has edited several Catholic magazines and written eight books. Founder of Catholic World News, he is the news director and lead analyst at See full bio.

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