The Feast of the Ascension was really on THURSDAY, 40 days after Easter. That’s in the Bible. It is, ridiculously, transferred to Sunday in some places… but not everywhere.
Hence we are in the strange situation of having:
TLM: Sunday After Ascension
NO: 7th Sunday of Easter
NO: Ascension Thursday Sunday
When will the madness cease?
In any event, in some places Masses are opening up a bit. Did you attend or watch Mass? Was there a good point in the sermon? For my part…
And I pronounced the Title XI, Ch. 3 Exorcism, with the permission and request of the bishop, over the whole of the Diocese of Madison.
I am convinced that the coronavirus is a material analogy to the spiritual “virus” in the Church and wider society. Priests have to stop acting like agents of the state and rather do what only they can do: fight this battle on the spiritual plane.