Radio Reflections: Holy Days and Other Catholic Matters

Radio Reflections: Holy Days and Other Catholic Matters

By Gina Weiss

“So then the Lord Jesus, after He spoke to them, was taken up into Heaven and took His seat at the right hand of God. But they went forth and preached everywhere, while the Lord worked with them and confirmed the word through accompanying signs.”
(Mark 16:19-20)

On Thursday, May 5th, the Catholic Church celebrated the Ascension of Our Lord into Heaven. While some dioceses throughout the United States considered this Thursday as a holy day of obligation, other dioceses transferred the feast to the following Sunday. This also occurs around the world with the upcoming Feast of Corpus Christi, celebrated in some areas on Thursday, May 26th, but sometimes transferred to the following Sunday, May 29th, in some dioceses.

Faithful Catholics often have questions in regard to holy days or the transference of a holy day:

Is today a holy day of obligation in my diocese?

In my diocese, what are the holy days of obligation throughout the year?

When did holy days originate, and are some older than others?

These and countless other questions are welcome on our many live call-in programs offered to you throughout the week.

On Calling All Catholics, the flagship show for the Station of the Cross Catholic Radio Network, a faith-filled priest is available each weekday to answer your questions on the Catholic faith at 5 pm Eastern.

Following Calling All Catholics we air Catholic Answers Live, where expert guests join host Patrick Coffin to discuss particular topics of faith and answer your questions on the topic of the hour.

At 2 pm each weekday afternoon on Called to Communion Dr. David Anders takes questions from non-Catholics as well as from practicing Catholics who have questions posed to them by non-Catholics.

Through these shows and others we have the opportunity to learn more about our Catholic Faith, listening and asking questions ourselves.

So instead of just keeping our questions in, let’s be sure to utilize the opportunities we have to get these questions answered, which will help us on our walk of faith and help our neighbors in theirs.

For more information on Calling All Catholics please click here.


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