As everyone knows, I have been distressed beyond distress ever since the bishops with no real good reason, other than novelty, decided to turn Sunday into a Thursday when they transferred Ascension Thursday to the following Sunday and thus created out of thin air the miracle of making a Sunday, Thursday and Ascension Thursday at that. But there are two miracles involved, not only changing Sunday into Thursday but maintaining the number of days from the Resurrection to the Ascension, which of course any lay person knows, is 40 days. So even though it is three days later it is still 40 days after the resurrection. Only bishops could perform this kind of miracle.
But all sarcasm aside, why in the Name of God and all that is Holy don't our bishops understand the importance of making days during the week into a "Sunday" by maintaining Holy Days of Obligation and adding more to them? The sanctification of time is important in these secular times.
When I was in a public high school, we Catholic kids had permission to arrive at school later in the day because of our obligation to attend a holy day of obligation Mass. It was always cool to arrive late and tell the teacher I had to go to Mass and I had permission to come late.
Thus, my suggestion to our esteemed bishops is to add extra holy days of obligation on the proper day:
Epiphany, January 6!
Annunciation, March 25
Saint Joseph, Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary, March 19
Assumption, August 15
All Saints, November 1
Immaculate Conception, December 8