I attended a solemn Missa Cantata this morning, followed by a rosary procession through the neighborhood with the statue of Our Lady of Fatima, while most of the diocese spent the day at the beach.
The noble pre-V2 practice of transferring the celebration of some second and first class feasts to alternate days outside a penitential season like Lent, for instance, or to a weekday when they fell on Sunday, has taken on a new meaning in the modern church with the transferring of the celebration of numerous “formerly Holy days of Obligation” to the following Sunday. God forbid that a Catholic should be bothered by a requirement to be in Church more than once a week … or even worse, two days in a row!!
Is it any wonder that so many modern Catholics are mediocre in their faith?