Tag Archives: Mass attendance

ASK FATHER: If Mass is being streamed to a hall for overflow attendance, are those people at Mass?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: I’m an usher at my parish. Because of the scamdemic, the bishop wants spacing enforced. For Sunday Mass, I’m being asked to sit “overflow” in the parish hall, though in reality, there is plenty of space. … Continue reading

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POLL: Did you watch a live stream of Mass for Laetare Sunday 2020?

In this time of coronavirus, when people are closed in and Masses have been cancelled, in most places the obligation to hear Mass has been lifted. Otherwise, because of circumstances, you do not have an obligation that you cannot fulfill. … Continue reading

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The collapse of Dutch Mass attendance

This came via a reader. Agensir.it: Netherlands: religious belonging and attendance still decreasing. Only 6% of those who say they are Catholic attend Sunday Mass 51% of Dutch people over 15 years of age do not belong to any Church … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Adult child living at parents’ home doesn’t want to go to Mass

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Our 18 year old says she does not want to go to Mass anymore. She is being home schooled through Seton Home Study and gets A’s in all her religion courses, so she is learning the Catholic faith … Continue reading

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Bad news for the critics of the new ICEL translation. No surprise for the rest of us.

This Saturday/Sunday is the liturgical 1st Anniversary of the implementation of the new, corrected ICEL translation in the USA.  I have been exchanging emails today about the findings of Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate (CARA) at Georgetown University concerning … Continue reading

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The numbers game: attendance at TLMs

A friend of mine has made an argument that if the numbers of TLMs and people attending them may not be growing quickly, it is nonetheless growing.  At the same the number of people going to the Ordinary Form, and … Continue reading

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Whatever it is we’re doin’… ain’t workin’!

I don’t know how many times my own proposals, or those of others I have heard about, were rejected because of "young people".   "No, no.  We have to do [FILL IN BLANK] for young people". Pretty much you know in … Continue reading

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