Category Archives: Parish Life

Which Parish Do I Belong To?

Q: In my diocese there is a parish which describes itself as “a non-territorial parish established to preserve and promote the traditional Latin Mass.” What is the difference between a non-territorial parish and a “normal” parish?  I would assume the … Continue reading

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Canon Law and Arriving Late for Mass

Q1: If you’re late for Mass on Sunday, how late is too late?  As a child I was told you can’t miss the Gospel.  Later in life I heard you can’t miss the Offertory. If you do miss the Gospel/Offertory, … Continue reading

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How Many Masses Can a Priest Say on Sundays?

Q1:  I recently received notice from a local parish that since the state has ordered that no more than ten people may attend any religious service, there will only be one Mass on Sunday.  It said a priest can only … 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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