A very blessed and joyous Solemnity of the Ascension to all our readers… As you may know, the original Ascension occurred on a Thursday, and is the day on which it is commemorated in most of the rest of the world, including our neighbours to the south.  But in Canada, the bishop’s conferences in the waves of change after Vatican II, or more properly in the ‘spirit’ of Vatican II, moved the solemnity to the following Sunday, which, although it may increase attendance, and not burden Canadians with a day of obligation in the middle of the week (alas!), also

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