As if 6 Holy Days throughout the year was "too much". Do they realize we used to have DOZENS of Holy Days when people would take off work, go to Mass, and party like modern men can only imagine?
Ironically, now that they've done away with all real Holy Days, the secular world has filled the void with countless secular "holidays", which I need not list here. Nature abhors a vacuum.
It's literally dissolve et coagula -- break down, and build back up again.
I guess it makes us stand out from our Protestant "brethren" too much, when we tell them we have to go to Mass on Thursday?
I realize the Conciliar Church just "moved" Ascension Thursday to the following (or preceding?) Sunday, but that's still bogus. When you're at Mass on Sunday, with few exceptions, it's just Sunday Mass. It could be the Mass of the 22nd Sunday after Pentecost, the Mass of the 10th Sunday in Ordinary Time (2nd Cycle), the Mass of St. Patrick, or the Mass of the Ascension. It's just a different place in your missal, that's all. You're already there as part of your Sunday Morning routine.
Now when a feast is REALLY important it's worth ripping you out of your work-week to attend Mass.
What better way to say that a feast matters? or that the Mass itself matters?
Oh, but it's just a question of language, right? We prefer Latin, and they prefer the Mass in English.