Back in the Habit

Well, I hope everyone was able to have a peaceful and joyful weekend. It was very abnormal not to have public Masses on Saturday evening and Sunday – pretty quiet. Not really what a parish church is made for! (On a related note, Fr. Paul Scalia has written a good piece on this phenomenon. You can find it at ‘The Catholic Thing.’)

I was very encouraged how many people got their families together to ‘attend’ Mass via internet. There are live Masses all over the place on the web! Gracious! I know one family that was ‘in’ Atlanta at a cathedral, Birmingham at a monastery and Potomac Falls (Va) at a parish for three Masses! The live Masses are not a substitute for Mass in person, but in these times without public Masses, it is a pretty good option.

I spoke with one mother just south of Seattle. She, her husband and their two children dressed up for Mass. They followed along with the Mass as well as sang along in the Mass.

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