I find it irksome, even troubling, that we should choose to treat so cavalierly the feast day of his Mother on which God deigned to end World War II (Victory Over Japan Day, Aug. 15, 1945) and the socialist and totalitarian monstrosities of that period. Excuses are given for “moving” the feast of the Assumption, but there are no real reasons. We all share an obligation in gratitude which should be publicly rendered to both God and his Blessed Mother whom we adopted so long ago as our national patron.
There ought to be a sincere and real sense of obligation to at least try to attend Holy Mass on that specific day. I humbly ask the bishops of the United States to reconsider the uniqueness of this feast day of the Assumption and reinstitute it as a major feast of thanksgiving and honor to the Blessed Mother.