ASK FATHER: One Mass for the obligation for Sunday, Christmas Eve and Monday, Christmas Day?
Under another post someone asked:
Father, would can. 1248.1 apply to the case of a double obligation, e.g., an evening Mass for Sunday also satisfying a Holy Day obligation for Monday (as Christmas this year)?
I’ve written about this situation before and I have had a change of position. I was of the mind that, in this situation, one Mass in the evening could satisfy two obligations. It just makes sense. However, I’ve learned that this has been ruled on.
In 1970, Paul VI approved a response to a “dubium” – those were the days – about double fulfillment by one Mass which