Holy days of obligation are inconvenient – but that’s the whole point

Posted June 29, 2017 6:44 pm by Nick Hallett

Today is the feast of Ss Peter and Paul, one of Britain’s few remaining holy days of obligation where attendance at Mass is compulsory – other than Sundays, of course. Over the past few decades, bishops’ conferences have reduced the number of these days, with major feasts such as Epiphany, the Ascension and Corpus Christi transferred to Sundays, in the hope of making Church life more…


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