Vatican City, Feb 14, 2018 / 05:32 am
On Wednesday Pope Francis again offered some reflections and tips for the Liturgy of the Word, saying faithful who attend Mass lack a fundamental "right" if they do not receive a well-prepared and well-preached homily.
In the Liturgy of the Word, the Lord speaks for both pastors and faithful, and he "knocks on the door of those who participate in Mass, each one in their condition of life, age and situation," the Pope said Feb. 14.
Because of this, after the readings are done, people in the pews are entitled to a "well-written, well-preached" homily, he said, explaining that "when the Word of God is not well-read or preached by the priest, deacon or bishop, the faithful lack a right. We have the right to hear the word of God."
Pope Francis spoke to some 10,000 pilgrims present in St. Peter's Square during his weekly general audience address on Ash Wednesday, continuing his catechesis on the Mass.