The fact I have been doing too much work for the first week back at uni is reflected in that I thought you were quoting Homer the Classical poet.
The moving of the Holy Days of Obligation was a bit of a joke to be honest, especially as it came out of nowhere, just one day we were told what had happened!
Surely the Catholic Church being universal should celebrate important feast days on the same day! Which they dont.
While the article gives many reasons for why the holydays of obligation were moved to a sunday, the principal reason given was due to the current poor attendance at the holydays.
The argument given was my main reason for opposing it.
Well I think that we would have to ask why do we have to accommodate people in 2006, when Catholics have been able to go to mass on Holydays for centuries, through poverty, war and persecution. Why can't they go now all of a sudden?
Secondly what else should we change about the religion to encourage greater participation? should we change doctrine? perhaps reduce the length of mass altogether!
The issue over the three holydays moving to the nearest Sunday is a rather small issue, and I dont mind it particularly - however it's another decision taken by the Church in England & Wales which lacks great logic, like allowing married ex-Anglican vicars to become Priests, while not allowing married Priests. Both decisions lack reason or logic.