Author Archives: Cathy Caridi

Re-post: Can We Receive Holy Communion Twice on Christmas Day?

Dear Readers, as Catholics we can receive the Eucharist twice on Christmas day, as well as all other days of the year (as this article explains). If you’re able to attend Mass freely this year, perhaps you could consider attending … Continue reading

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Re-post: Confession and General Absolution

(For years, readers have returned to this article again and again in the weeks just before Christmas, which would indicate that the problem it addresses still persists.  And now that the Catholic faith and the Church’s sacramental life are being … Continue reading

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Which Mass Fulfills My Sunday Obligation?

Q:  I am a member of the Maronite [Catholic] Church.  I was recently invited to a Latin-rite Mass on a Sunday for the celebration of a number of women religious 50+ years of consecrated life.  The Mass took place at … Continue reading

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What Happens When a Religious Who’s Vowed Poverty Becomes a Bishop?

Q:  As for religious order priests or bishops, who normally take the three traditional vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience, how does ordination to the episcopate change the requirement that they observe their vows?  E.g., a Franciscan who is vowed … Continue reading

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The Virus and the Bishops: Twisting a Vatican Document to Further an Agenda

Q:  The priests of our parish have been [illegally refusing us the sacraments], so we wrote respectfully to our Bishop.  We quoted some canons which you discussed in your articles. The Bishop replied to our letter and defended the priests.  … Continue reading

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