Radio & TV: Mass by TV

For the first time, the Roman Catholic Church is getting ready to bring the Mass, and an explanation of its meaning and symbolism, into the living room. Next month, from an altar set up in a studio of Boston's Station WBZ-TV, a priest will say Low Mass, while a second priest serves as commentator. Planned for future telecasts in the series: baptism, confirmation and—perhaps—marriage, in order to give the meaning of the sacraments "in a realistic way." But Catholic churchmen had a word of warning for laggard Catholics: Mass by TV is not a substitute for attendance at church on Sunday.

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