My Top Ten Favorite Excuses That People Give For Not Going To Church (and my snarky responses to those excuses)
As a Pastoral Associate in a Catholic Parish, I have heard it all. People find ways to justify their lack of Mass attendance and believe (momentarily) that their justification will convince the pastoral staff of their correctness. Here are my refutations of these excuses—meant not to isolate further or hurt the feelings of those who don’t go to Mass, but as a playful invitation to reconsider and come back to the family that misses them. This is an updated version of a blog I wrote for my parish website.