Here is the call at First Things for bishops to tighten up on holy days of obligation as a Christian counter-witness: http://www.firstthings.com/onthesquare/2010/11/countercultural-time. They are right of course, and since I control the American bishops, I decree that it be made so. Well done, gentlemen. I might excuse you from your “enhanced catechesis” session.
Sed habeo adversum te–it doesn’t go far enough. So I decree not only a cessation of slippery days of obligation, but that all the faithful use ecclesiastical time in everyday conversation. So for instance instead of saying, “I’ll meet you on December 8th at 9:30AM for brunch.” you would say, “I’ll meet you on the Feast of the Immaculate Conception at half-past Terce for brunch.”
That is all…for now. Go forth my right-wing minions! [Cue recessional music]: