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Andrew Leung is a seminarian for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Steubenville, Ohio. He has served as Director of Music at St. Pius X Church (Atlanta) and taught Gregorian chant at the Cistercian Monastery of the Holy Spirit (Georgia). For two years, he will be studying in Macau, China.
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Legitimate and necessary concern for current realities in the concrete lives of people cannot make us forget the true nature of the liturgical actions. It is clear that the Mass is not the time to “celebrate” human dignity or purely terrestrial claims or hopes. It is rather the sacrifice which renders Christ really present in the sacrament.
— Pope Saint John Paul II (20 March 1990)

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Videos • Popes open the Holy Door
published 10 December 2015 by Andrew Leung

OPE FRANCIS opened the Holy Door at St. Peter’s Basilica on Tuesday to begin the Jubilee Year of Mercy. Here are two old videos of the Opening of the Holy Door. The first one was taken in 1950, before the Vatican II. Pope Pius XII opened the Holy Door to inaugurate the Holy Year.

And the second one was taken when Pope Paul VI opened the Holy Door in 1975, after the Vatican II. Notice that he almost got hit in the head by the cement falling off the door as it was being opened.