Is this a liturgical abuse?


#1

I have been to two sepearate Masses before where the priest skipped the Homily, but I am unsure if this is right or wrong.

These were Daily Masses held in the morning at 7 am and 8.15 am. Given the shortened nature of said Masses (and the fact that they were held in the morning), can priests choose to skip a Homily or are they required to give one?

Also, would it be wrong for me to attend a Mass where the priest skips the Homily?

Pax Tecum.


#2

Homilies are required on Sundays and Holy Days but not for daily Mass. It is certainly preferred but not required and not an abuse.


#3

I live in a diocese in which the bishop requires his priests to provide a homily for every Mass. The priests do so in obedience to the bishop.
At the monastery in Conyers on the other hand, homilies are not a normal part of the daily Mass. Even when given, homilies are generally short.


#4

Given the quality of a lot of homilies out there (not all! just some! :smiley: ), sometimes it may be an abuse to give one! :wink:


#5

When I was in grade school (pre-Vatican II), there was never a homily for the daily Mass we attended every school day.

As an adult I’ve been to many early morning Masses that are 20 minutes long so working people can attend.


#6

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