Thursday, 13 May 2010

Ascension Day

Happy Ascension Day to all!

Here in England and Wales, the celebration of the feast, and the attendant obligation to attend Mass, have been transferred to Sunday.

I think this is an unwise decision, pastorally. It erodes our Catholic Identity, and the sense of a special feast. Also at a psychological level, I think that lessening the demands our Faith makes on us weakens our Faith.

We will be celebrating the feast today, and indeed going to Mass today.

Ascendit Deus in jubilatione, et Dominus in voce tubae!

1 comment:

Patricius said...

I have just seen this after replying to your comment on my blog. I agree with your remarks here 100 per cent.