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By Fr. Ed Broom, OMV, Catholic Exchange, Aug. 24, 2021

Father Ed Broom is an Oblate of the Virgin Mary and the author of Total Consecration Through the Mysteries of the Rosary and From Humdrum to Holy. He blogs regularly at Fr. Broom’s Blog.

“I really get bored when I go to Mass… I don’t’ like the choir and the music… the preaching puts me to sleep… there are so many scandals in the Church… I am so busy that I simply do not have time for Mass… Going to Mass is for the old people; Later on in my life, I may drift back to the Church in better days…”

All of the above negative comments are leveled against returning to the Church and receiving the life-saving graces that flow most abundantly through the Sacraments, especially through the greatest of all Sacraments: the most Holy Eucharist.

Most Catholics throughout the world do not attend Holy Mass. In many predominantly Catholic countries, the second largest religion is non-practicing Catholics. While the huge majority of the people in these countries would state that they are Catholic, they rarely attend Holy Mass. …

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