Tag Archives: Holy Days of Obligation

ASK FATHER: I work on Sunday. Can I go to Mass on another day?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Never dreamed I’d be asking this, but I suppose I had better: Due to my current job or the job that I’m hoping to take soon, getting to Mass on Sunday can be difficult. If I’m … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Weddings on Sundays or Holy Days of Obligation?

From a reader: Can a couple get married on a holy day of obligation? What about (more generally) on a Sunday (which, in a certain sense, is a holy day of obligation)? The Rite of Marriage may be used anytime … Continue reading

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HOLY DAY OF OBLIGATION ALERT 15 August – Assumption (TLM opportunities & Blessing of herbs)

15 August, the Feast/Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, is a Holy Day of Obligation on the Latin Church’s universal calendar and in calendars of particular countries (cf. can. 1246).  It isn’t transferred. So, I remind the … Continue reading

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Wherein Fr. Z shows provocatively that Dr. Peters agrees with Fr. Z after all in the matter of one Mass for back to back Holy Days of Obligation

[GO HERE for an important follow-up post.] I include the picture to the right, only, because, today, I went to the fantastic exhibit on the American painter George Bellows. Thus, “Stag at Starky’s”.  The audience depicts the internet more than … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Do I fulfill my 8 December Holy Day Mass obligation on Saturday and my Sunday obligation by going to Mass on Saturday evening?

Go HERE for an important follow-up post.   I am getting a lot of questions about fulfilling the Mass obligation on the upcoming Saturday afternoon, the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception. For example, Would it fulfill my obligation for the … Continue reading

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PODCAzT 134: Christ the King, the Collect, and a listener’s question

Here is a little offering about the Collect for the Solemnity of Christ the King, as it is today in the post-Conciliar, Ordinary Form, calendar.  I use some material I wrote for the best Catholic weekly in the UK, The … Continue reading

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Updating the Traditional Roman Calendar (Extraordinary Form)

Something has to be done. I am a firm believer that the Extraordinary Form must not be tinkered with right now.  We need a long period of stability so that the right sort of “gravitational pull” of the Ordinary and … Continue reading

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“And he shall make all, both little and great, rich and poor, freemen and bondmen, to have a character in their right hand, or on their foreheads.”

Under the entry about our obligation to attend Holy Mass, someone posted this comment (I removed it to here): I’ve always had a fantasy where I make wallet sized Catholic obligation cards.  These would have check boxes or punch boxes … Continue reading

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Catholic Herald: The Church should make life harder for Catholics

Here is something for us all to think about as we approach the Year of Faith. From the UK’s best Catholic weekly, The Catholic Herald, comes this good reflection.  It is on their regular site, but can be found in … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Mass obligation at an SSPX chapel and receiving Communion

From a reader: I would love to attend the TLM, and there is an SSPX Chapel less than 15 miles from my home; but everytime I try to get information regarding the SSPX, I’ve received contradictory information. One “expert” claims that … Continue reading

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