From a reader:
Thank you for your ministry, your constant words of encouragement, and your prayers.
I have a question about Mass obligations. I recently (11 days ago) gave birth to a slightly premature but otherwise healthy baby boy. The doctor has told me that for his health I should avoid public places with many people for a minimum of two months. As I am nursing, it is not practical for me to attend Mass without said bambino.
The question I have is this: Can I attend daily Mass, which has far fewer people and germs, while not attending Sunday Mass because of the large number of people and germs present? Does this count as a legitimate reason to miss Mass?
Also, the 1983 Code of Canon Law, in can. 1245 gives to pastors (in England “the parish priest”) the right to grant a dispensation from the obligation in individual cases or else he can commute the obligation into other pious works.