I am in one of the minority of American dioceses where the feast of the Ascension is celebrated today.

I watch the Mass attendance on Holy Days of OBLIGATION fall each year, even among Catholics who attend Mass every Sunday. What has happened to our sense of obligation?

I suspect that it has a lot to do with the obligation being removed when the feasts fall on Saturday or Monday. Having feasts transferred to Sunday hasn’t helped either. The Church needs unity.

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