Monday, November 01, 2010

reason #132, 776 to be Catholic...

... we have holy days of obligation. Holy days can be used to explain away work tardiness, get you an extra hour off at lunch or a full day off from work. This, of course, only work s if you are employed by a protestant. Or a Catholic who doesn't realize, for pastoral reason, that said holy day has been abrogated.

Personally, I would like to abrogate away every Monday.

4 comments:

Elisabeth said...

This is something else we Anglican Catholics have to offer as we work toward becoming a part of the wider Roman Catholic world - we don't abrogate anything. We go to church on Wednesday, Monday, Thursday, you name it. Incense, candles, hymns... there's no better way to spend a Monday night!

After all, ascending into heaven on a Thursday can't have been Our Lord's first choice, but he sucked it up, and so can we.

Therese Z said...

"After all, ascending into heaven on a Thursday can't have been Our Lord's first choice, but he sucked it up, and so can we."

Snort take. Spit take. Laughing out loud. Best line of the day!

I love being Catholic - we know and use words like abrogate.

Suibhne said...

"After all, ascending into heaven on a Thursday can't have been Our Lord's first choice, but he sucked it up, and so can we."

Very funny. Thanks for the laugh.

tubbs said...

no Mass yesterday - I was pissed - the feast is a gazillion years old and should not have been 'abrogated'.
At least my parish has a 7pm for All Souls: so I'm off to that one.