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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.
We have looked at this … Continue reading

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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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