Christmas celebrates the Birth of Christ, but it also celebrates that “The Lord has come this people and set them free!” It is a great celebration of Freedom that is perfectly combatable with our culture and founding as Free Americans of the United States.
Fr. Bill talks about how this is so and wishes everyone the best of the season.
The Feast of the Ascension of Jesus (as well as the Epiphany) are now celebrated on Sundays rather than the original 40days after Easter and 12 Days after Christmas, respectively.
Fr. Bill talks about the purpose of Holy Days of Obligation, and why some of these days, more recently the Ascension, have been moved. He also talks about what Holy Days should be kept, moved or suppressed as days of obligation, while also suggesting other days that can be promoted as days for the Mass that draw from both our values as Christians and our identity as Americans.