Electronic devices

In Paul Turner's Blog by Paul Turner

Q: I have a question regarding electronic devices used during Mass: I was at a daily mass and the priest pulled out his phone and started reading the homily from his Phone. I remember reading something about Pope Francis saying that Only the books are to be used. I am not sure if this applies to homilies.                  


A: I don’t know of any prohibition to using electronic devices for homilies. I use my iPad to preach on many occasions. Some priests use sheets of paper or cards with notes. Some preach without notes.

The liturgical books are symbols of the Word of God and the centuries of the Church’s prayer. Homilies are different.