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Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Dear Bishop Clowns


Will you guys GET IT TOGETHER?! ONCE AGAIN you have dispensed this diocese from the Holy Day of Obligation on Jan. 1. WHAT IS YOUR BLEEPING PROBLEM.?! It's either a "holy day" or it's not. It was bad enough when they started that dispensation business. Must mean it's not REALLY important. THEN you people changed it to ... well, if some holy days fall on a Sat. or a Monday, God forbid we should have the people go to church TWO DAYS IN A ROW. I mean, gee, that might be "hard" or "demanding." BUT THIS IS DISPENSED ON A THURSDAY!!! Do you guys all have a hot trip planned for Hawaii or Tahiti or something. WHAT IS UP WITH THIS CRAP?!

16 comments:

Angela M. said...

In Canada it is a statutory holiday so it's even easier (or should be) to get to Mass. Is it not a stat holiday in the US?

Therese said...

Down in the good old land of Oz we have a whole two Holy Days of Obligation besides Sundays. They are the Assumption of Mary and Christmas day. It makes me mad too.

gemoftheocean said...

Angela, you bet! We have the day off as it is! (It's "boxing day" we don't have off,as a rule. Though GWB gave it as a fed. hol. this year to govt. workers.)

And T.: es, that is SO lame. THere wasn't even a stated reason in the bulletin. This is the second year in a row they have pulled this.

Stephen said...

But, Karen, how do you *really* feel about this?!

gemoftheocean said...

Stephen. I know. I had to edit it three times before I published it!

Tara said...

Right on Karen!

The Digital Hairshirt said...

What? And disrupt my viewing of the Rose Parade that is replayed on KTLA some 50 times during the course of the day?!?!

Journey of Truth (Sarah) said...

Thankfully I'll be sitting in a pew on Thursday morning. The Archdioscese of the Military has hung in there! Well, at least HERE it has.

I figured it took a couple of run throughs before you posted your "real" feelings about this.

Joe of St. Thérèse said...

I just show up anyway

Adrienne said...

That's ridiculous. Most people have the day off so going to Mass is not a hardship...

Angela M. said...

In Canada our only HDOs besides Sunday are Christmas and Jan. 1.

gemoftheocean said...

I know. This really rankles. It's not like we get OFF on Jan 1. or something.

Jackie Parkes MJ said...

Well.....

Smiley said...

I think in Canada besides Sundays the only other days of obligation are Easter and Christmas. Oh what a sad state of affairs for us here in Canada. Then we Catholics in Canada wonder why our country is so socialist and why we have legal gay unions called marriages and 9th month abortions.

gemoftheocean said...

Smiley, ehre the libs don't even win overall on social issues when they're actually put to a vote. They cry, stamp their feet, sue, find idiots in the Cal supreme court to overturn the *express* will of the people or if a federal case, find some idiot from the 9th circus court. [And "circus" is not a typo for my foreign readers.]

swissmiss said...

You know, I couldn't even tell you if it was dispensed here. It's always been a holy day since I was a kid and it still is. I don't even look to see if there is a dispensation. Don't know why they bother with dispensations, just confusing to try to keep up with the changing tide!

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