Transferring important Feasts, such as Ascension Thursday, to a Sunday is a Really Bad Idea.
Ascension Thursday Sunday? What sense does that make?
But wait! There’s more.
Who knew that the officially sanctioned watering down of our Catholic identity in the transfer of feasts would metastasize beyond the Church?
It is not Thursday. It is not night. We acknowledge it is football. But that means you’re 1-for-3. [Sounding familiar?]
THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL: SATURDAY EDITION does not make sense. Because, you know, just call it Saturday night football. I mean, it’s not even night. It’s bright out. [These guys get it. But our guys? Noooo.]
This would kinda make sense if Thursday Night Football was immensely popular, a beloved brand everybody across the country was passionate about and excited to see more of. But it’s not, really. Everyone kinda hates Thursday Night Football. Players complain they only had three rest days and cite a higher risk of injury on short play. Although fans like an extra night of football, many notice that without a full week of practice, games are a bit sloppier. Everybody generally acknowledges that Thursday Night Football is just a way for the NFL to make more money. Why would you want to associate more football with something everyone hates?
We’d criticize CBS/NFL Network for being lazy and not making extra graphics… except they kinda did make extra graphic, just awkward Thursday Night Football Saturday Edition graphics:
When Ascension, and other great feasts, is bumped to Sunday, the signal sent is that the feast just isn’t all that important and, as a bonus, that being lazy and not planning around your Faith is just fine.