Sunday obligation
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Actually, FultonFan does make a good point.  I decided to do a Google search and see what I could find from any traditional Catholic sources out there.  Personally, I trust the SSPX and I found this on their American website: 

Quote:The Sunday precept in general

From the beginning of the Christian era, it was the norm to sanctify feast days by the attendance at Mass. Why was this? To show by a public worship that we acknowledge the sovereignty of God over all things and, in consequence, our total dependence on Him. Such a duty was, however, at first, of a customary character. It did not become obligatory until, the year 506 A.D. through a provision of the Council of Agde.[3] This decree of a particular council was later transformed by custom into a universal law.

One satisfies the duty of attending Sunday Mass by a conscious participation[4] in the whole of the Sacrifice, it being understood that this same Mass is celebrated in the Catholic Rite. This precept binds "subgravi" (i.e., under pain of mortal sin) all those who have reached the age of reason, i.e., seven years old.[5] But one can be excused from attending Mass in the case of impossibility
resulting from:

  • illness,

  • distance (estimated at about one hour's journey),

  • from the fear of grave inconvenience (e.g., the shame of a pregnant girl out of wedlock),

  • grave danger (e.g., traveling under dangerous conditions such as icy roads),

  • or from charity towards one's neighbors (e.g., a mother looking after her children), etc.

It can be found in this article: http://sspx.org/en/attendance-todays-sunday-masses.  Please note, I am NOT trying to open this into a discussion on the wider topic in that article, but I think this quoted section is useful to the OP.
"For the true friends of the people are neither revolutionaries nor innovators, but traditionalists."
- Pope St. Pius X

"For there shall be a time, when they will not endure sound doctrine; but, according to their own desires, they will heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears: And will indeed turn away their hearing from the truth, but will be turned unto fables."
- 2 Timothy 4:3-4

"Therefore God shall send them the operation of error, to believe lying: That all may be judged who have not believed the truth, but have consented to iniquity."
- 2 Thessalonians 2:11-12
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Sunday obligation - by For Petes Sake - 01-27-2019, 10:32 AM
RE: Sunday obligation - by SeekerofChrist - 01-27-2019, 11:01 AM
RE: Sunday obligation - by For Petes Sake - 01-27-2019, 11:15 AM
RE: Sunday obligation - by havok579257 - 01-27-2019, 01:22 PM
RE: Sunday obligation - by MagisterMusicae - 01-28-2019, 10:45 PM
RE: Sunday obligation - by FultonFan - 01-27-2019, 11:19 AM
RE: Sunday obligation - by SeekerofChrist - 01-27-2019, 12:41 PM
RE: Sunday obligation - by havok579257 - 01-27-2019, 01:18 PM
RE: Sunday obligation - by For Petes Sake - 01-27-2019, 02:14 PM
RE: Sunday obligation - by catholicschoolmom - 01-28-2019, 09:41 PM
RE: Sunday obligation - by MagisterMusicae - 01-28-2019, 10:41 PM
RE: Sunday obligation - by JacafamalaRedux - 01-28-2019, 09:50 PM
RE: Sunday obligation - by JacafamalaRedux - 01-28-2019, 11:09 PM
RE: Sunday obligation - by For Petes Sake - 01-28-2019, 11:53 PM
RE: Sunday obligation - by RyanPatrick - 01-29-2019, 11:34 AM
RE: Sunday obligation - by JacafamalaRedux - 01-29-2019, 12:39 PM
RE: Sunday obligation - by RyanPatrick - 01-29-2019, 01:29 PM
RE: Sunday obligation - by Paul - 01-29-2019, 02:37 PM
RE: Sunday obligation - by JacafamalaRedux - 01-29-2019, 02:57 PM
RE: Sunday obligation - by RyanPatrick - 01-29-2019, 04:04 PM
RE: Sunday obligation - by jovan66102 - 01-29-2019, 07:06 PM
RE: Sunday obligation - by jovan66102 - 01-29-2019, 07:05 PM



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