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ASK FATHER: Sunday Mass obligation when traveling to remote places

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
I travel to many places that don’t have a church (e.g. remote areas of Nepal; Bhutan; Ladakh) so I can’t attend Mass. What do I do? Pray the Rosary?
This question has been answered many times, but here is … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Dispensation or commutation of Mass obligation, penance

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
Can a bishop give the priests under his authority the faculty to dispense or commute a Mass obligation in the confessional? If I was unable to contact my pastor or out of town would I be able to … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Friday penance, abstinence during the Octave of Christmas

From a reader… already…
Is Friday, December 30, a Meat Friday since it falls within the Octave of Christmas?
It is good to see that someone is planning ahead.  As I write we are a fortnight from the day in question.  Ergo, … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Can I fulfill my Sunday Mass obligation by watching Mass on the internet?

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
If one cannot get to a live Mass (illness of spouse, having to ride bike long distance to get to church, etc.), does attending a Mass on the internet fulfill the Sunday Mass obligation?
No.
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QUAERITUR: Friday penance in the Octave of Christmas revisited

Yesterday I facetiously posted about Friday penance during the Octave of Christmas.
Days (other than Sunday) within the Octave of Christmas are not “heavy enough” (as a “solemnity” would be) to “outweigh” the Friday obligation to do some sort of penance … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Can I fulfill my Sunday Mass obligation by going to Mass on Monday evening?

From a reader:
Does attending mass on a Monday evening fulfill my Sunday mass obligation? I was out of town and not able to attend mass on Sunday. I have a friend who regularly attend this mass when she does not … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Doctor’s orders legit reason to miss Sunday Mass?

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 … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Sunday obligation and TV Masses

From a reader:
I was chatting with someone and she told me the priest in the parish
where she is a member gave her permission, due to her ill health and thus difficulty in attending Mass on Sunday, to “attend Mass by
watching on … Continue reading

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