28 April 2021, The Tablet

Mass-going: Back to Catholic basics


The traditional obligation for Catholics to attend Mass every Sunday was lifted in Britain and virtually everywhere else in the world more than a year ago. This week, the Catholic bishops of England and Wales have issued “The Day of the Lord”, a reflection on the way back to normality. They do not indicate whether and when they intend to reimpose that obligation.

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User Comments (1)

Comment by: Joe Wilkinson
Posted: 29/04/2021 17:22:03
The concept of compulsion is out-dated in a society where there are no sanctions to enforce it. I have long thought that "Holydays of Obligation" is a term that would be better replaced by "Holydays of Opportunity" to come together and celebrate whatever the feast is.