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Discussion in 'Denomination Specific Theology' started by Cristo Rei, Sep 5, 2019.

  1. Cristo Rei

    Cristo Rei New Member

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    Does the Catholic church make it mandatory to pray Hail Mary?
     
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  2. Michie

    Michie Human rights begin in the womb. Supporter

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    No. I was taught it is not required when converting.
     
  3. Albion

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    No, but it is massively encouraged and very common. Almost every Catholic takes it for granted that this is good and right to do.
     
  4. nanookadenord

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    Nope. It is not a requirement, but very much encouraged. Same as the rosary.
     
  5. Yeshua HaDerekh

    Yeshua HaDerekh Men can dream of truth, but then cant live with it

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    I would think so since I believe they say it at every mass...
     
  6. Cristo Rei

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    Im fairly sure they don't pray Hail Mary at mass
     
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  7. Albion

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    As a normal practice, no. You're right about that.

    Now...having read the answers to that question, do you have any follow-up or other questions we could answer for you?
     
  8. Lost4words

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    Ask in the Catholic forum
     
  9. Yeshua HaDerekh

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    I am no expert on the RCC whatsoever but I have heard it at a mass I saw
     
  10. AvilaSurfer

    AvilaSurfer Well-Known Member Supporter

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    No, you haven’t. Not at a Catholic mass. Unless it was “quoted” during the homily. It is not part of the mass.
     
  11. Rhamiel

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    Some parishes will have special prayer intentions directly after the service
    Praying for persecuted Christians around the world, praying for the Pope, praying for vocations, praying for those watching (for televised services), praying for victims of natural disasters or war
    And in those the Lord’s Prayer, the St. Michael prayer, and the Hail Mary are probably the most common
     
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  12. Albion

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    You might have, but it is not an inherent part of the Mass. Perhaps you witnessed some special observance that was scheduled in conjunction with the Mass.
     
  13. Yeshua HaDerekh

    Yeshua HaDerekh Men can dream of truth, but then cant live with it

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    It was on EWTN...
     
  14. tz620q

    tz620q Regular Member Supporter

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    I hope not. I converted to Catholicism and it was 20 years before I learned the Hail Mary. During that time, I probably heard it said maybe 4-5 times and that was outside mass. The main thing that made me want to learn it was exposure to other Catholics that had a better prayer life and used the Hail Mary (among other things) as part of that. In general, it befuddles me that this optional prayer devotional is maligned by those who ramble around during extemporaneous prayer in which only one person is worshiping God while the rest are passively listening.
     
  15. Albion

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    That doesn't make it part of the Mass, however.
     
  16. Yeshua HaDerekh

    Yeshua HaDerekh Men can dream of truth, but then cant live with it

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    It was a mass on EWTN
     
  17. Yeshua HaDerekh

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    that may have been the case. Why is this such a big deal? I don't see a problem if it is recited by the RCC during a mass or anytime...
     
  18. Albion

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  19. Albion

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    Aren't you the one making it a big deal? We have explained that the Hail Mary prayer is not a part of the Mass itself but you may have heard it recited on TV in conjunction with the Mass in some special observance. Why isn't that the answer to your original question?
     
  20. tz620q

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    I suppose it could happen and orders of nuns, like those who work for EWTN are particularly devoted to the Blessed Mother. The Catholic Mass in Roman Rite churches is supposed to align with the Roman Missal, which does have options. Usually these are delineated in the Order of the Mass by placing several items with an "Or" between them and the celebrant just picks one of the options to say. During those times they are required to use one of the options. The Hail Mary is not one of the options. So saying the Hail Mary during the Mass is unusual.
     
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