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ASK FATHER: Does Communion in the state of sin fulfill the “Easter Duty”?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Since Sleepy Joe is likely committing sacrilege when the libs allow him to receive Communion, does his sacrilege count for Easter duty? Or would he have to go to Confession and receive again for the Easter … Read More

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ASK FATHER: I was going in for surgery, but I have staph. How can I fulfill my Christmas and Sunday obligation?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: I am having surgery Tuesday 12/28. I went to reconciliation Wednesday and was absolved. In my medical appointment to get the ok for surgery I was tested for staph infection and it came back positive. My … Read More

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ASK FATHER: I have to work on Saturday and Sunday at Mass times. Can I receive Communion anyway?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: I’m currently scheduled to work on both Saturday and Sunday and this doesn’t give me to time to attend a full mass in person.  However, I would be able to leave work during scheduled lunch break … Read More

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ASK FATHER: Can we eat meat on Friday in the Octave of Easter?

We are now in the Easter Octave – Happy Easter! Let’s get out in front of this before the calendar clicks over to Friday From a reader… QUAERITUR: My wife and I recently returned to the traditional Friday abstinence from … Read More

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ASK FATHER: Missing Mass in a winter storm

From a reader… QUAERITUR: This Sunday morning a big snow storm made the roads look treacherous. I live 10 miles from church. I assumed Mass was cancelled but could find no texts or other notices either way. Later, I found … Read More

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ASK FATHER: Mass obligation when there’s treacherous ice and I’ve fallen before.

From a reader… QUAERITUR: A woman in my 60s now, having had a couple of bad falls one requiring surgery, the other requiring weeks of bedrest . . . the church parking lot and walkways usually icy, frozen, unplowed, untreated, … Read More

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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, … Read More

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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 … Read More

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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 … Read More

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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 … Read More

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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 … Read More

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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 … Read More

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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 … Read More

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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 … Read More

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