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Obligation Reinstated

“It’s not perfect, but we are doing our best to make it work.” The bride-to-be did her best to appear cheerful during the marriage preparation meeting with her fiancé and me. The meeting took place over Zoom, not because of the pandemic, but because all three of us were in

Washington D.C., May 25, 2021 / 16:01 pm The Archbishop of Philadelphia this week invited Catholics back to Sunday Mass, emphasizing the importance of in-person attendance. The real presence of Jesus in the Eucharist “is not something we can experience virtually,” Archbishop Nelson Perez wrote in a May 24 letter

by Joe Bukuras Atlanta, Ga., Apr 30, 2021 / 10:00 am America/Denver (CNA). This week the archdiocese of Atlanta announced an end date to the general dispensation from the obligation to attend Sunday Mass. In a letter to parishioners in the archdiocese, Archbishop Hartmayer said that he “believes it is

Detroit, Mich., Feb 10, 2021 / 02:01 pm MT (CNA).- Most Catholics in the Archdiocese of Detroit will again be obliged to attend Mass on Sundays and Holy Days of Obligation starting March 14. Detroit, along with every U.S. diocese, suspended public liturgies last year in response to the coronavirus