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To: cloudmountain

“Ascension Thursday was a choice made by the Catholic Church a long time ago, a tradition.”

Ascension Thursday was no more a choice of the Catholic Church than Good Friday or Easter Sunday was. Jesus ascended to Heaven on a Thursday, forty days after His Resurrection.


7 posted on 10/19/2013 8:53:19 PM PDT by ebb tide
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To: ebb tide
Ascension Thursday was no more a choice of the Catholic Church than Good Friday or Easter Sunday was. Jesus ascended to Heaven on a Thursday, forty days after His Resurrection.

Understood. Of course, that is the way it was.
However, the Church decided to make it a holy day of OBLIGATION. They can un-decide it too. They have the authority given to them by HIM.

The Church had eating meat on Friday as a sin. They have undone that. Lent used to be FAR more rigorous than it is now. They DO have the authority to bind/loose, don't they?

In my old age I've become very orthodox in my Catholic practices. I sure don't/can't expect others to be the same. That's not my call.

8 posted on 10/19/2013 9:01:02 PM PDT by cloudmountain
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