In another thread, I brought up this question: Is there a belief/practice/axiom of the RCC that requires that mass be said somewhere on earth at all times? And that it matters that it be said, not necessarily attended by a congregation, or the communion taken by anyone but the priest. A well-educated-in-the-faith Catholic once told me that, but I forget the why. The answer had something to do with the danger of losing God's presence, or the blessing of it, or something like that. The concept even had a name. It is the reason, or one of the reasons, that there are so many masses every day at RC churches - to keep the world "covered." Does anyone know the specifics on this, and what it's called? Thanks.