Every Holy Day Of Obligation On Liturgical Calendar Deferred To Easter

May 8, 2013 by  
Filed under Parish Life



A spokesman for the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops announced today that beginning this Saturday evening, every holy day of obligation listed on the Liturgical Calender, including Sundays, would from here on be deferred to Easter.

The announcement came as welcomed news to many Catholics who found the near-impossible obligations imposed on them by their bishops simply too difficult to fulfill.

Spokesman for the USCCB Sister Maxine Howard told EOTT this morning that the removal of nearly every obligatory holy day was a long time coming.

“This will most certainly come as a relief to many Catholics who were falling into sin because of unfeasible Church requirements.” One Catholic we spoke to outside the Church of St. Mark said that he agreed with the decision, and was relieved to know that he would no longer have to sacrifice any more of his time.

“It’s not that I don’t like going to church…it’s just that I don’t like going to church days or moths after I just went. And to think that from now on I’ll only be obliged to go once a year? It’s just too kind our bishops. They’re always looking out to make sure we don’t over-burden ourselves.”