Saturday, December 09, 2006
Compromising the Holy Days
While Catholics in America went to Mass yesterday, Canadians had no such obligation. All but two of our holy days of obligation have been moved to the nearest Sunday.
I remember when I was growing up, I was told the reason for this was because of our geography, with travel distance so far in Canada, but that seems pretty lame to me. We all have cars in Canada, don't we?
Look at the SSPX holy days of obligation for Canada:
* All Sundays throughout the year
* The Circumcision of Our Lord (1 Jan)
* The Epiphany (6 Jan)
* Ascension Day
* All Saints (1 Nov)
* The Immaculate Conception (8 Dec)
* Christmas Day (25 Dec)
SSPX haven't compromised. Why should the rest of the Church?