Category Archives: Holy Days of Obligation

Meanwhile, at the USCCB…

That’s right folks – since the Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God, falls on a Monday in 2018, the precept to attend Mass is abrogated. It’s been this way in the United States since 1992. It’s almost as if the … Continue reading

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The Solemnity of the Perpetual Transferal of the Ascension

It wouldn’t hurt to go to Mass today, even if you don’t “have” to. How and when did this transferal in the US take place? Glad you asked. Here’s what the USCCB website says about it, in part: In accord … Continue reading

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Solemnity Of The Immaculate Conception Of The Blessed Virgin Mary

“Thus, through the offspring of a woman, God himself will triumph. Goodness will triumph. That woman is the Virgin Mary of whom was born Jesus Christ who, with his sacrifice, defeated the ancient tempter once and for all. This is … Continue reading

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My Thinking Has Evolved On Holy Days Of Obligation

Christ call us to be salt, light, and leaven. We’re to be active in the marketplace. There are as many ways to display those qualities as there are Catholics – God calls us into unity, but not uniformity. So we … Continue reading

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