National… What???

Rubens, Assumption of the Virgin.


I use Classic FM to wake up in the morning. Then I switch off the radio before the dreaded news – which are more to the left than the BBC – cause a very unhealthy adrenaline surge first thing in the morning.

Today, they were faster.

The guy at Classic FM, intent in the usual blabla between two pieces of music, informed me that today is…. National Relaxation Day.

Er, no.

Today is the Feast of the Assumption.

The way the secular culture tries to undermine every aspect of Christianity in general and of Catholicism in particular has become so brazen, I expect Christmas Day to be declared National Skiing Day any time soon.

They want a world that treats the religious phenomenon – when they are absolutely forced to acknowledge it – as a fairy tale for children. But they would actually prefer to just ignore it, pretending it does not exist.

The Feast of the Assumption should deserve national attention exactly because it is a very important feast of the religion that shaped our world. The cultural aspect of the Christian religion should be honoured as the matrix of our own civilisation even by those who do not share the belief. To wilfully undermine this is a sign not even of indifference, but of enmity towards the Christian religion.

My early morning adrenaline surge was, however, tempered by this: the knowledge that God in heaven sees all, and will demand an account for everything.

Let us not, therefore, ruin our day thinking of all those who seek to undermine Christ left and right. They will have their reward.

A glorious Feast of the Assumption to all my readers.



I note now that Google has today, above the search line, “Louisa Aldrich-Blake 154th birthday”.

Quod Erat Demonstrandum….




Posted on August 15, 2019, in Traditional Catholicism. Bookmark the permalink. 7 Comments.

  1. Happy Assumption Day to you Mundabor. It reminds us that our target is heaven and our help is the Mother of God.

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    Many years ago on the university-sponsored classical station in my town, on December 7th, the announcer gave it his best shot, announcing that It was the Catholic Feast of the Immaculate Conception which celebrates
    Christ’s being conceived without sin. I called in to point out his error and he graciously made the correction on air.

    Our Lady of Victory, pray for us.

  3. Mundy,
    Make this your new wake up call:

  4. Nobody has more animosity toward Christianity than Google. Well, there are a few contenders but Google is up there. It demonstrates a total lack of education on their part, to deny the very foundation of the Western culture from which they benefit every single day, but ingratitude can be seen everywhere in Western culture. Godless people seem incapable of coherent thought, and they have heads like cement. You can’t tell them anything.
    Happy Feast of the Assumption to you and all!

  5. Akita’s message reminded me: for Assumption day on our local classical station, the daily 2 minute special, This Day in History, was about ‘the first lady Mass ever sung, in Rheims cathedral’. They even got their facts right. I was surprised and pleased.
    They avoid vocal politics but I can tell they are extreme liberals; it is in Portland after all. I quit contributing to them when I heard an advertisement about an ‘activist’ who would be speaking. It was the gay fellow from the old Star Trek show. I’ll bet I can guess what his talk was about…

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