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Anonymous Alice wrote:

Hi, guys —

My husband and I had a serious argument Sunday morning and he left the house. I was worried about where he was or if he was coming back so I did not leave to go to Mass. This was the only Mass available to me as I live in a remote area of the Blue Ridge Mountains.

  • Was this a legitimate reason or must I go to Confession before receiving the Eucharist?

Thank you very much,

Alice

  { Was our serious Sunday morning dispute, where he left the home, a good reason for missing Mass? }

Bob replied:

Dear friend,

Serious matters are always an automatic dispensation from the normal Sunday obligation; in this case, I think you qualify.

When your marriage is having a moment of crisis it is quite understandable that you would need to make sure things at home are okay first.

I think you are fine going to Communion. You could mention it at Confession only as a venial matter when you make your next Confession.

I hope you and your husband have come to peace.

Peace in Christ,

Bob Kirby

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